The actual cost of 24-7 YouthWork to a school varies depending upon the number of youth workers and the contributions of church partners and local communities. Each youth worker’s costs include:
- Youth worker wages for 10 hours per week in-school during school terms.
- Activity budgets for the worker.
- Administration and insurance.
When establishing 24-7 YouthWork in a school, churches or a church-based agency may fund part of 24-7 YouthWork and/or be able to raise funds from the community for this. However schools are expected play their part, especially once 24-7 YouthWork becomes established and its value to school becomes apparent.
Previous experience has shown that even at full cost 24-7 YouthWork is extraordinary value for money for any school.