The corona pandemic challenges our society and our coexistence. How do young people deal with it and what role does youth work play in it?? These are questions that are not necessarily in the focus of the public. The nationwide "juco" study a research team from the universities of frankfurt and hildesheim found out from a survey of 6,000 young people that "young people want to be listened to" and that "their changed everyday lives and their worries are hardly noticed".
In addition to family and school, it is the clubs and associations, but also youth clubs and youth centers, where many children and young people spend their time, get involved and maintain the most varied social contacts with their peers.
Sandra ender, head of the city’s social work department and deputy manager at iso e.V., remembers well the time of the first lockdown, when the people in charge were faced with the question: "what now??" And "what can we do to get in contact with the young people and to maintain the relationships that have been built up??" In addition, there was the question of how to support the situations of the families at home. At the time, there was only one way to go: the entire work was converted to digital formats within two weeks.