Youth centres are also involved in additional care of talented children, pupils and students, they provide the organisation of competitions and exhibitions in collaboration with schools and other institutions. The objectives, content and outcomes are usually closely linked to all types of school education and are guaranteed by the state as part of the school system.
Leisure-based educational facilities belong to the education system of the Czech Republic and are fully or partially financed from the state budget. Their establishers can be municipalities, unions of municipalities, regional governments, churches, other legal entities, and individuals. It should be noted that these facilities support equal opportunities, are not selective and admit applicants regardless of their ethnic or national origin, gender, religion, etc. They also play an important social role in that they contribute to the prevention of risky behaviour of children and young people by enabling them inspiring leisure time activities.
Leisure-based educational facilities play an essential part in discovering, catching up and developing talents of children and young people. Various leisure time institutions offer the possibility to develop talents under the leadership of experienced professionals. The mission of youth centres is to motivate, support and lead the children, pupils, students, young people, but also the adults with a view to develop their personality, to acquire and develop key competences as well as specialized knowledge and skills and to spend the leisure time in a sensible way. This mission is accomplished by a wide offer of activities led by a professional team of educators in a safe environment. Leisure time centres can cover several areas of leisure-based education, or focus on its one specific area.