(From ARSIS’ website, which you can find here.)
“ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth is a Non-Governmental Organization, specializing in the social support of youth that are in difficulty or danger and in the advocacy of their rights. The main target is the prevention of youth marginalisation, the elaboration of policies which defend youth rights and the active social support towards disadvantaged young people. ARSIS was established in 1992 and since then it operates in Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos, Alexandroupoli, Kozani and Tirana due to the active participation of members, volunteers and young people.”
ARSIS is active at several sites throughout Greece. We were fortunate to be able to visit one site in the Athens area which houses at-risk youth from a variety of countries. We were able to interview some of the resident youth, as well as staff and administrators. We also visited ARSIS’ main offices, talked with numerous volunteers and had a fascinating and wide-ranging interview with organization’s director, Katerina Poutou.
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