Stadtjugendring Buxtehude e.V. (SJR) is a standing conference of local youth organisations. SJR is the local umbrella organisation for 47 youth organisations of Buxtehude that are active in the area of non-formal education. SJR in Buxtehude was founded in 1949.
All of our member organisations are youth departments of local clubs, from different religious institutions, political youth organisations or youth initiatives of different kinds. Several members are sports clubs, for example one of them is the BSV, which has a professional handball team in the first women’s Bundesliga and an very active youth training division.
The nine board members of SJR work voluntarily and they organise SJR's activities and meetings. Each quarter of a year the members of SJR gather for networking at a local youth center or club to discuss local youth politics and inform themselves about new youth work projects, cooperations and benefits. SJR is registered as non-governmental association (Verein) and it is recognised as charitable organisation (gemeinnützig).
Our youth work and lobby activities
SJR has two main objectives: First to represent the interests of its members and the interests of youth in the city of Buxtehude. Second to offer youth work services (in correspondence with the German social code, SGB VIII). Our activities include:
SJR is supported by the local council with an quarterly grant. Addtional funding is sourced from foundations, participation fees or donations. Due to sufficient funding from various sources the member youth clubs are not charged with membership fees.