north West charity of the year

So what actually goes on in the big yellow building on Rochdale Road, North Manchester?

At MYZ, we have one simple belief; that all young people should be able to access the same opportunities. This belief is what drives us, inspires us and pushes us to always work harder.

We provide young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with additional needs) with the tools to:

          • Raise and achieve their aspirations
          • Develop their confidence
          • Create friendships
          • Empower them to fulfill their potential

Ultimately helping them to lead healthier, happier lives.

We do that by offering…  

Somewhere to go.

A safe place that’s open when schools are shut. A place that’s got: a warm welcome, a bright lively environment and somewhere young people can take part in positive activities, make new friends, learn new skills and have new experiences. 

Something to do.

We offer over 20 different activities per evening. Whether it’s having a roller disco, personal training in the gym, earning a bike by committing to our bike maintenance course or writing and performing plays, plus there’s a climbing wall, boxing gym, music room and much more in between!

Someone to talk to.

From relationships with Youth Workers on session, to one to one support from volunteer mentors – every voice is heard. There’s a real emphasis on offering young people positive role models and supporting their needs.