On youth work and bullshit jobs

Before I was fairly educated and passionate about social change, I was the almost-all-encompassing poster child for Canada's oppressed and marginalized group: A young, poor immigrant black girl living in one of Toronto's priority neighbourhoods. Fast forward a few years and post-secondary education, I was elated to have stumbled into the field of youth work. … Continue reading On youth work and bullshit jobs

What happened to radical youth work?

The field of youth work has lost much of its revolutionary potential as it has become diffused within the global capitalist framework. The article, Captured by Capital: Youth Work and the Loss of Revolutionary Potential, offers a critical analysis of the influence of global capitalism on the youth service sector.  In a previous post, I discussed in … Continue reading What happened to radical youth work?