Eastern Luotsi (Itäluotsi)

Luotsi offers all kinds of fun activities, support in various situations, new experiences, company of peers and help from a familiar instructor, if necessary. Eastern Luotsi operates in eastern and southeastern Helsinki. Its activities are intended for upper stage comprehensive school pupils (aged 12–15).

At Luotsi, you and your instructor and guardian will prepare a bespoke plan regarding your activities, support needs, and personal goals. Luotsi’s instructors will contact your guardians. They can talk about your affairs and Luotsi with your family.

Luotsi’s instructors work with student health care staff and teachers in matters related to schoolwork. Participating in the Luotsi activities is voluntary, but requires commitment.

Luotsi’s goals are:

  • to improve a young person’s capabilities, possibilities and abilities in various environments and groups
  • to provide a young person with positive experiences
  • to find suitable and fun recreational activities and hobbies
  • to offer shared activities and service guidance to young people and their guardians
  • to offer support in needs related to school or other life situations.

Are you interested?

The Luotsi application form can be filled in by a guardian or another adult who works with the young person. Luotsi will then contact the young person and their family and agree on a joint initiation meeting. A network will be created to monitor the young person’s progress. This network will jointly agree on the young person’s individual goals with regard to Luotsi.

Eastern Luotsi’s instructors’ contact details

Päivi Rautio
Itäluotsi Youth worker
050 559 1786

Henna Ojalehto
Itäluotsi Youth worker
040 486 4566

Kalle Kallio
Itäluotsi Social worker
050 380 9636

Jatta Pulli
Itäluotsi Social worker
041 5121773

Itäluotsi/ Spinnu (support for integration)

Helena Rautavuori
Spinnu / Itäluotsi Youth worker
040 3347 294

Aleksandr Zinovkin
Spinnu / Itäluotsi Youth worker
050 5591 723

Eastern Luotsi/ Skanssi (young people with symptomatic behavior)

Matti Kykyri
Skanssi / Itäluotsi Youth worker
041 5121 720

Operational director (Itäkeskus Youth Work unit)

Jaakko Rautavaara
040 578 3041