Frontpage Youth

Youth work in Ylivieska

The goal of the youth work services of Ylivieska is for young people to grow into upstanding EU citizens who care for one another. There are functions and activities for a wide range of ages, from activities for 3rd graders to evenings for those over 18.

Young people’s own activeness is supported by youth centre activities and collaboration between youth groups and associations. Our international activities have been expanded through youth visits and EVS volunteers. We collaborate with youth organisations and active youth groups. We grant annual aid to support youth activities and provide facilities for gatherings.

Our social facilities include the Sputnik 2022 youth centre as well as the Keka youth hostel and its surroundings and swimming locations. In the summer, the traffic park serves as a learning environment focused on traffic behaviour for children aged 4‒10. The traffic park is open in the summer during the school break. Adjacent to the traffic park is a mini-golf course that is open in the summer.

Young people can currently be heard through the service (in Finnish and Swedish) and the Youth Council of Ylivieska.

The ‘Päihteetön Porukka ‒ PP’ substance abuse prevention project is operated at school as a collaboration between the school, the parents’ association and the youth work services. You can contact a PP counsellor for more information. The goal of PP is to prevent early substance experimentation and encourage young people to adopt a substance-free lifestyle at least for the duration determined in the model.


Sputnik Youth Centre 2022, Virastokatu 6 B, 84100 Ylivieska, tel. +358 (0)44 4294 327.

Youth Work Director Elisa Männistö, tel. +358 (0)44 4294 355

Youth worker Piritta Majava-Niemi, tel. +358 (0)44 4294 352

Youth worker (also substitute youth counsellor) Niina Himanka, tel. +358 (0)44 4294 220

Equal Ylivieska youth worker Maisa Jutila, tel +358 (0)400 139522

E-mail addresses:


Need help? Feeling lost? Need an adult who listens? Problems with school? Problems with everyday life? Feeling like you can’t make it alone?

Jelppiverkko (lit. help network) is a motivational service for young people that aims to assist young people in finding solutions to the problems in their lives. The target group of Jelppiverkko is young people aged 15‒28. The activities are voluntary and free of charge to young people.

Outreach work and individual coaching are carried out in Ylivieska in co-operation with Jelppiverkko.
The individual coaches of the Ylivieska unit of Jelppiverkko are Merja Järvinen (Mondays and Tuesdays) and Anu Junno (Wednesday–Friday), tel. +358 (0)44 4294 211,

The contact person for outreach youth work is the Director of Youth Work.

The outreach personnel of Ylivieska is:Mari Murto,, tel. +358 (0)44 4294 283

The Jelppiverkko office in Ylivieska is located at Virastokatu 6, in the terraced house in Sputnik’s yard.

More information: Jelppiverkko


Ask for more information about club activities. We organise a handicraft club and a girls’ club, among others. Additionally, we coordinate and assist club activities in places such as small villages. For more information, please contact a counsellor.


In spring, the youth work department grants general aid to active youth organisations. The application period has ended. Additionally, you can apply for targeted aid for various events from the beginning of the year to the end of October. Active youth groups can also apply for targeted aid.

Youth work aid applications are submitted to the Board of Education/Youth Work at Virastokatu 6 B, 84100 Ylivieska, Finland. For more information, please contact the Youth Secretary, tel. +358 (0)44 4294 355.

Aid application pdf, 568 kb.


Looking for information about housing, internationality, working, studying, free time, health, relationships etc.?. Settinetti is a website that provides you with lots of up-to-date information!

You can find Sputnik 2022 on Facebook, Instagram and Blogspot, and Sputnik also has its own YouTube channel.

Instagram: sputnik2022 Blogi: Facebook: Sputnik 2022

Graafinen suunnittelu Statiivi | Tekninen toteutus Joki ICT | Copyright © 2014 Ylivieskan kaupunki