Category: News

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham Hosts Q&A at Youth Zone

As part of our #HomeIsHere project, our young people came up with questions for Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester. #HomeIsHere aims to develop young people to make the most of their voice and to tackle extremism by encouraging issue-based debate. Our young people came up with plenty of thought-provoking questions about modern-day issues… Read more »

Together Money does ‘Employee Fundraising’ with a Difference!

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During September, Together Money’s Graduate students came over to visit us at the Youth Zone, where they were tasked with the Gold Paperclip Challenge. Inspired by Canadian Blogger, Kyle MacDonald’s Red Paperclip Challenge, each graduate was given a gold paperclip which they had to use to negotiate trades for something bigger and better. Their final… Read more »

MoneyPlus joins the rally to stop Holiday Hunger with Manchester Youth Zone

Young people enjoying hot meal at Holiday Club

Since launching their first Holiday Club back in July, Manchester Youth Zone has continued to have Holiday Hunger at the forefront of their minds. This October half term they have joined forces with lifestyle solutions company, MoneyPlus, to keep tackling the issue. MoneyPlus have funded a week’s long programme of activities and hot meals at… Read more »

Smart Futures: Legal Sector Workshops

This October Half Term, our Smart Futures project has been running workshops to give young people in North Manchester an opportunity to meet professionals and learn more about the legal sector. 22 young people aged 14-18 spent three days out of their Half Term holidays that they could have spent sleeping and playing Fortnite (that’s… Read more »

#ThisYouthCan Awards 2018

popcorn and sweets at #ThisYouthCan Awards

Last week we hosted Manchester Youth Zone’s first ever #ThisYouthCan Awards, kindly sponsored by e3creative! Supporters, friends, and family joined us to celebrate the achievements of young people in North Manchester.  We are always grateful to our supporters for all the time and resources they invest in Manchester Youth Zone, but #ThisYouthCan is an opportunity… Read more »

MYZ at North West Charity Awards 2018

MYZ and Money Plus team at North West Charity Awards 2018

This summer we were nominated for three awards at the North West Charity Awards. On Friday 12th October 2018, a group of our staff went to represent Manchester Youth Zone at the awards ceremony and celebrate the impact of charities in the North West… We’d like to offer a huge congratulations to our CEO, Richard… Read more »

NCS – National Citizen Service at Manchester Youth Zone

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Manchester Youth Zone will be delivering the National Citizen Service programme (NCS) starting in the Autumn Half Term.  The National Citizen Service programme is a once in a lifetime experience for 15-17 year olds that helps develop their confidence and self-belief so they can take on anything in life. NCS is an opportunity for young… Read more »

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

On the 23rd September 2018, a brave team from all walks of life (and all types of fitness levels) set off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa standing at 5,895 metres! – to raise money for Manchester Youth Zone.  On the route, they will meet up with a local crew at Rongai… Read more »

MYZ Adventure on Bee in the City Trail

The Bee in the City sculptures only have a few weeks left in the wild before they’re auctioned off for the We Love Manchester Fund (don’t worry – Harpurbee will be staying put at the Youth Zone) so some of our young people took the opportunity to go on the trail and take as many pictures… Read more »

So Far at Manchester Youth Zone’s Holiday Club

School’s our for summer, and Holiday Club at Manchester Youth Zone is well underway! It’s been a hectic few weeks with dozens of young people running around, playing games and getting to know each other – but it’s been a lot of fun!   The main reason UKFast and the Department for Education funded the Holiday… Read more »