A Worthwhile Cause

Manchester Youth Zone is located in Harpurhey, the 2nd worst ward in England for the effect of long term deprivation on children, just outside Manchester city centre. Many in the surrounding area are vulnerable to poor educational attainment, future worklessness and to developing antisocial or offending behaviour.

In the local area:

  • Unemployment is 16.2% (national rate 7.5%)
  • 48% of families live below the poverty line
  • 11% of 16-18 year olds are not in employment, education or training

The Youth Zone aims to provide young people with opportunities to make constructive use of their leisure time, raise their aspirations and choose a positive, independent lifestyle.

We believe that whilst talent is evenly distributed, opportunity is not and our skilled staff work hard to counter this and level the playing field.