SKUNK - young voices in the archipelago
SKUNK is an organisation that cares for the interests of youths in the Åland archipelago. The target group is 7-25 years old, but foremost for the ages 12-20. The word “interest” has a dubble meaning:
partly to guard the interests of the youths in the archipelago and
partly to strengthen, develop and organize extracurricular activities.
SKUNK is a youth organisation which builds on the youth’s own ideas. The organisation is mainly built on the idea that “young people lead young people”, but also on that the organisation involves competent adults for different purposes. SKUNK is lead by a board where the participants are between 15-25 years old.
SKUNK works for
SKUNK’s main point
That active youth work in the archipelago gives greater opportunities for a living archipelago in the future. Adolescents are not the future, they are now and doeas therefore have a right to a stimulating life today. Adolescents who feel that their ideas and initiatives are taken seriously and under consideration feel better and have a stronger belief in the future.