Celebrating the first 10 years

Since opening in 2012, we have welcomed over 12,000 young people to the building. The impact stories below are a small collection of young people we've worked with.

Impact Stories

Kane Salthouse, 20

“MYZ is a safe space for me to meet other professionals who I am involved with and the staff here have helped me be open and honest and given me the confidence to manage things – they get me!” 

Rasheed Yussuf, 24

MYZ staff will help you to get to the place you want to be, support you to get access to things you need…the stepping stones to your dreams”

Clayton Davison, 20

 “MYZ is a good place to be yourself and to be a better version of you”​

Yusuf Azfal, 12

“I wish every day was a Youth Zone day!”

Alec Mudimu, 26

“Always strive to do better, never stop believing in yourself”

Alex, 10

“Everyone’s nice, no matter who you are you are welcome here.”

Roshay Coley, 22

“MYZ is helping me live dreams, be me and do what I want to do.”

Jake Lindley, 19

“Manchester Youth Zone. It has got me to where I am today”

Amelia McCallum, 17

“MYZ is a place of opportunity for all young people to use…it has made me who I am today”

Patrick, Joseph & Susan Mendy

“There is something for everyone at Manchester Youth Zone and it has been lovely to be able to be part of the MYZ family too!”