Why do we do it? Our mission & vision

A powerful city by strong youth.

JES works with a definite positive view on urbanity. We always seek new opportunities and possible collaborations and we are happy to share our expertise in this matter. Children and youngsters should feel at ease and at home in their town. We support them with various activities and projects in their search for the right place in the city and for their talents and competences. JES nudges them so that they feel empowered and can grow as an individual, as a group and as full inhabitants of the city. With an unconventional and constructive view of urban challenges, JES does make the difference. Together with the children and youngsters and with our partners we are building the city of tomorrow.

JES-values, our compass

Our mission, vision and the JES-values are being carried out by the entire team of JES employees and JES-volunteers. By working regularly and at different levels around our values and vision, we developed a reliable compass.

  • Empowering

We strengthen young people and thereby also help building a better city. The improvement we envision is sustainable in nature; it is also a city co-owned by young people. ‘Reinforcement’ and ‘Empowerment’ are the target values in our model

  • Whimsyness

Whimsyness refers to JES as a lively youth work laboratory. We colour outside the lines when we think that this is how we best optimize the chances of young people.

  • Trust

Trust primarily refers to the relationship of our employees with young people. We invest in a target group close relationship and create a context in which young people feel safe.

  • Openness

We look at the outside world with an open mind. We do not own the truth and we do not necessarily excel in everything we want to do. We strengthen ourselves and therefore also young people by constantly looking for interesting partnerships.

  • Constructivity

Constructivity refers to the way we view our environment. We start strongly from the potential of children and young people. We are not blind to urban challenges, but we primarily see the city as a promising environment.