Education and young people

The areas of action

Education and family services, youth projects and countering school dropout.

We realize numerous multi-target projects, on multiple territories at local, national and international levels, involving multifunctional partners and stakeholders. All of this in order to promote the socio-educational well-being of minors and their families, foster education, inclusion, building relationships and opportunities for educational growth. We particularly target those living in situations of fragility, to prevent the exacerbation of school dropout and social withdrawal also through the constructive use of media, promote youth leadership and active citizenship of young people.



Participatory Start-up Codes is a path of co-construction of the educating community and concerns the neighborhood of San Giorgio in Desio and, as a development of best practices, Villaggio SNIA in Cesano Maderno, both in the need to prevent and counter situations of educational poverty and social marginalization. The wide network of partners and supporters, through training and action-research paths, start with interested citizens and the help of Community Managers, “groups of doing” with different methodologies, in order to understand more appropriate keys to interpret the phenomena, tighten Territorial Pacts and continue active citizenship actions, with the engagement of children, youth, schools, sports associations, oratories, educational agencies and the sensitization of “natural facilitators” of the affected neighborhoods. An exchange action and the launch of a community of practice with a similar network active in Scampia -Naples is planned.


VILLE SMART is a project that proposes, in the Desio area, expressive workshops in visual arts, music, singing, voice and theater, and routes for approaching work, through the performing arts professions, that are -at the same time- aggregative experiences and opportunities for social inclusion for all young people 15-34 years old, and, in particular, for those who in recent times have shown signs of psychophysical and relational discomfort, to the point of the risk of isolation and social retreat.


The project targets minor offenders reported to the judicial authority and already in the care of USSM or territorial social services. Juveniles up to the age of 21 who have committed crimes as minors and are under judicial authority or minors with pending administrative proceedings at risk of slipping into the criminal justice system can also be taken in charge. The project wants to offer an early intervention perspective on phenomena of juvenile deviance, intercepted particularly in school (middle and high school) and informal contexts (youth centers), as well as reported by Social Services and Juvenile Justice Services. Educational and restorative support interventions to acts of deviance are also carried out before criminal proceedings are initiated and as soon as the report to the judicial authority occurs. This allows a time gap to be covered that is often harmful to the boy because, while waiting for the proceedings to begin, he risks slipping further into the deviant circuit. The project, which involves 5 areas in the South-West of the Metropolitan City of Milan, 5 areas of the Province of Monza-Brianza and the Province of Pavia, adopted an early intake model, offering interventions of hooking, positive protagonism of the boys and the possibility of repairing the damage. This is complemented by prevention actions, support of families and the educating community, and networking of actors from youth justice bodies, social services and the third sector.


In the municipalities of the Vimercate and Trezzo sull’Adda ambits adhering to the Local Youth Plan project, we work, in synergy with local governments, for the development of recreational opportunities for young people, for the enhancement of their creative talent and for the construction of an inclusive society, for the reinforcement of technical and transversal skills that facilitate access to quality learning and employment, for the promotion of an increase in youth protagonism and active citizenship practices, with a focus on environmental sustainability and the themes of the 2030 program agenda.


Through a consortial “cooperative alternation” model, we offer pathways linked to active projects and services on very diverse issues: school dropout, juvenile criminal, participatory culture, communication.

The goals of the cross-skills and orientation pathways are:

– to bring to the attention of the new generations the characteristics and potential of working in social work, making them acquire not only skills related to knowing how to do but also and above all to knowing how to be in a complex and globalized society;

– to offer schools, and consequently students and their families, a gradual (from third to fifth high school) and co-constructed alternation pathway to reduce the fragmentation of interventions; to support schools in the search for and insertion of young people in territorial organizations; and to create a structured and coordinated system in the area between for-profit and nonprofit entities that can optimize human and economic resources.

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