ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth
ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth is a Non-Governmental Organization, specialising in the social support of youth that are going through difficult times or are in 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's vision is a society of equal opportunities for all young individuals with respect of their rights like those that are outlined in the Greek and International Law through the UN pact for Children’s Rights.
ARSIS's mission is to take actions for the prevention of youth exclusion. In this frame, ARSIS develops new methods and tools for youth support, organises and participates in networks for social solidarity, cooperates with public and private services and promotes improved methods for the social policy of youths.
ARSIS offers its services to young individuals who live under conditions of poverty, neglect, victimisation, conflict, disapproval, exploitation, isolation, racism or they are having problems with law, they are institutionalised, have dropped out of school, they don’t have family or a place to live. Generally, ARSIS offers help to those living under difficult situations.
ARSIS mobilizes staff and volunteers and works with collective values and social solidarity, democracy and mutual respect.
ARSIS has youth centres, shelters for unaccompanied migrants and refugees, street worker projects, mobile school for young people in street situations and in removed Roma communities.