Neighborhood youth centers are opening across the city: relaxed places with attractive and friendly atmospheres for young people. These centers offer a million and one activities with just one goal: positive experiences for young people 12 to 18 years old.
PIECE OF CAKE FOR US!
MLADI ZMAJI organization was established as part of the City of Ljubljana’s Youth Office. It has started setting up youth centers around the city in response to public surveys that clearly showed that young people need places with organized, easy-to-use free-time activities, where they can just be themselves: creative, positive, and curious.
FREE. INTERESTING. ACTIVE.
- Workshops (art, music, film, sports, ecology, and more)
- Trips (climbing, skiing, swimming, and more)
- Help studying
- Computers, internet access
- TV, DVD, VHS
- International exchanges and camps
*NGOs only: free center use before and after hours for non-commercial activities
Center Zalog – Čamac
T: 051 659 023 (coordinator: Doris Novak,) ali 051 659 024 (coordinator: Marko Taljan)
Center Bežigrad – Mladinc
T: 051 659 025 (coordinator: Katarina Žugman,) ali 051 659 030 (coordinator: Tjaša Stepišnik Perdih)
T: 051 659 027 (coordinator: Simon Rajšp) ali 051 659 028 ((coordinator: Mateja Maver)
T: 051 659 026 (coordinator: Aleš Susman) ali 051 659 029(coordinator: Maja Majcen)
Mon-Fri: 2 pm to 7 pm
(Jul-Aug: 10 noon to 8 pm)
A NEST OF NEW HEROES
MLADI ZMAJI organization is becoming a network of innovative neighborhood youth centers and playgrounds that the City of Ljubljana is using to encourage young people to develop their social skills and experience personal growth.
Each center is led by two youth workers and is a safe and open place that operates independently with tight connections to the local community. Together, they all form a unified system through carefully planned coordination and cooperation among the teams.
MLADI ZMAJI neighborhood youth centers offer young people all sorts of activities and services free of charge. They use informal learning, everyday socializing, and many other ways to motivate visitors to gain new knowledge and skills, meet interesting people, broaden their horizons, and overcome their own limitations.
MLADI ZMAJI youth center is like a public living room, where young people can get information, make friends, gain self-confidence, and learn social skills. It’s a safe place to just hang out with friends and supportive adults, or to organize workshops and events with the support of mentors.
COMMITTED. RESPONSIBLE. RELAXED.
The youth workers at the centers are selected with special care: great stress is placed on their formal education, youth work experience, and continuing education. They are good mentors, committed to their cause, and truly aware of their responsibilities in working with young people. Their concern is to maintain a safe, respectful, and creative environment.
WE COOPERATE AND CREATE TOGETHER WITH:
- The local community
- Neighborhood schools
- Social work centers
- Youth organizations and NGOs in Ljubljana and Slovenia
- The Faculty of Social Work and the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana
- The Preventive Programs for Young People in Slovenia network (PPMS)
- The Youth in Action program (NA MOVIT)
- International youth organizations