The Orga­ni­sa­tion

Rie­mu Fin­land ry is an orga­ni­sa­tion aimed at impro­ving the health, social par­tici­pa­tion, and social well-being of young people. Our orga­ni­sa­tion focuses on the pre­ven­tion of subs­tance abuse.

Our values are com­mu­na­li­ty, equa­li­ty, and joy. Our work has ins­pi­red young people all over Fin­land to par­tici­pa­te in social­ly empowe­ring, drug-free acti­vi­ties, in which eve­ry­one is trea­ted as equals. We aim to give young people the chance to make new friends, as well as the oppor­tu­ni­ty to try out new hob­bies and get posi­ti­ve expe­riences – all of which reduce the risk of drug abuse and men­tal health issues. Our orga­ni­sa­tion works clo­se­ly with a varie­ty of social ser­vices, healthca­re pro­fes­sio­nals, and youth orga­ni­sa­tions, both local­ly and natio­nal­ly. Our work is fun­ded by the Mini­stry of Social Affairs and Health, with funds coming from Veik­kaus, the natio­nal lot­te­ry com­pa­ny.

Our dream is a socie­ty in which all young people have an equal oppor­tu­ni­ty to lead a healt­hy life.

Our mis­sion is to pro­vi­de all young people with equal oppor­tu­ni­ties to par­tici­pa­te in socie­ty, no mat­ter their background.

Our acti­vi­ties give young people the chance to make friends, feel a sen­se of belon­ging, get posi­ti­ve expe­riences, and disco­ver their strengths.

Let’s work toget­her for the well-being of young people!

Our Pro­jects

Drug Educa­tion Pro­gram­me

The Rie­mu Educa­tion Pro­gram­me is deve­lo­ped for young people in upper compre­hen­si­ve school as well as for prac­ti­tio­ners wor­king with them (such as youth instruc­tors and teac­hers). The goal of the pro­gram­me is to pre­vent drug use among young people and children through social empower­ment and social par­tici­pa­tion. Some parts of the pro­gram­me are aimed at young people (such as band com­pe­ti­tions and Rie­mu­fest eve­nings), whi­le others are inten­ded for pro­fes­sio­nals and orga­ni­sa­tions wor­king with young people.

The Ink Team

Rie­mu Fin­land offers work expe­rience place­ments in Jyväs­ky­lä for people aged 18 to 29. The work con­sists of youth-led team work, sha­red acti­vi­ties, as well as indi­vi­dual and group trai­ning ses­sions. The dura­tion of the Ink Team is approxi­ma­te­ly 3.5 months, with the aim of impro­ving work skills and holis­tic well-being of young people. The par­tici­pants will work in small teams which will be for­med around their inte­rests. Each team will have a men­tor, and select a lea­der amongst them­sel­ves. The pur­po­se of wor­king in teams is for young people to learn to work toget­her, recog­ni­se their strengths, and impro­ve their com­mu­nica­tion skills.

ISGee – Onli­ne Gaming Com­mu­ni­ty

In 2017, we int­ro­duced a two-year onli­ne gaming pro­ject aimed at 13 to 29 year-old people inte­res­ted in onli­ne gaming. The pur­po­se of the pro­ject is to impro­ve the health and social well-being of young people as well as to address the adver­se effects of digi­tal gaming.
The ISGee gaming com­mu­ni­ty was deve­lo­ped as part of the pro­ject. The pur­po­se of ISGee is to offer holis­tic com­mu­ni­ty sup­port for young people inte­res­ted in onli­ne gaming.

Kään­nös: Kris­tii­na Pän­kä­läi­nen