Youth migration services
Advice for young people with a migrant background
The initial phase of living in a foreign country is exciting yet also challenging. This is especially true for young people, who quickly want to find new friends and prove themselves at school or at work. The youth migration services (Jugendmigrationsdienste – JMD) help young people to meet the challenges of integrating into life in Germany. They advise and help immigrant young people and young adults up to the age of 27.
The advice provided by the youth migration services is free of charge at all times for you and your children.
Special services and personal advice
The programmes offered by the youth migration services range from personal help with an integration support plan and advice for individual cases through to work with parents and group activities or courses. They provide you with information and assistance regarding issues such as:
- Parenting, childhood and youth
- School and education
- Career planning
- Using computers and programmes to learn German
There are youth migration services throughout Germany at over 420 locations. Advice is provided here by organisations involved in youth social work:
- Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Evangelische Jugendsozialarbeit (Federal Association of Evangelical Youth Social Work)
- Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Katholische Jugendsozialarbeit (Federal Association of Catholic Youth Social Work)
- Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO – Workers’ Welfare Association)
- Internationaler Bund, Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband and the German Red Cross.