Young adult-local connection model(local expansion)

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Local Youth Stay Project

The Local Youth Stay Project is a project in which young urban people with various skills stay in local villages and grow with those villages to reduce the problems of declining population and education inequality in different regions.

It is an expanded form of the triangular mentoring model (basic) which reduces educational gaps together with young adults in cities, and in this model, young adults are sent to reinvigorate regions and reduce educational gaps between regions.

Targets of the Local Youth Stay Project are university students and young adults who expand communities together with teenagers. Young adults accumulate job experience in companies in various fields connected to the region while staying in the area and conducting community activities needed by teenagers or the local community to become agents of change. They gain drive and advice for decisions about their career and life goals by building cooperative networks with mentoring by members of society and empowerment.

Young adult-local connection model(local expansion)

How will rural villages change when young adults stay there and lead educational or village activities needed by the community?

Local Youth Stay – Jeju project

Local Youth Stay – Jeju project
(Oct. 2018-Jan. 2019)

This program, conducted by JUMP together with Jeju Olleh and Seogwipo City Education Development Fund, involved four young adults from October 2018 until January 2019. The young adultsyouths gained practical experience at Jeju Olleh and volunteered at Jeju local children’s centers. They grew and helped invigorate the community in Seogwipo, Jeju through varied experiences, mentoring by members of society, and training to empower them.

Review by participating young adult

“Local Youth Stay - Jeju project was a time in which I reflected on myself as a whole. At first, I discovered various ways of living by meeting new people in an unfamiliar environment after leaving the place I had always lived.
Thanks to this more relaxed rural environment, I felt myself become able to accept new things.
Although I was there for a short time, I think activities leading to greater participation, creating these together with my colleagues, and discovering the region's potential as an attractive place from the point of view of local youth will prove to be valuable, nourishing experiences in the future.”

Jeong Mi-hwa

Local Youth Stay
– Gyeongbuk project

Local Youth Stay – Gyeongbuk project
(Aug. 2019 – Jan. 2020)

This program, conducted by JUMP together with Seoul, Gyeongsangbuk-do, and Gyeongsangbuk-do Economic Promotion Agency, will have 50 young adults for 6 months from August 2019 until January 2020. The young adults accumulate work experience in companies based in Gyeongsangbuk-do and volunteer to conduct activities needed locally so the region and young adults can grow together.

The spread of fair educational opportunities and creates meaningful change in our society.
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