Category: News

Holiday Club is Back – Now With Added STEM!

After the massive successes of previous Holiday Clubs at Manchester Youth Zone, our Smart Futures project has added a little twist by including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) activities to the usual sports and arts young people enjoy while they’re here.  Over the 4 weeks of the Summer Holiday Club, Smart Futures and volunteers… Read more »

CarFinance247 Join MYZ Holiday Club – Guest Blog

During the May school holidays, we ran another Holiday Club to support young people who suffer from ‘Holiday Hunger’ – we provide them with nutritious meals and tons of activities to make the most out of their week!  The wonderful Caitlin, Ella, Jordan and Sam from our  patrons, CarFinance247, kindly volunteered to spend the day at… Read more »

Lights, Camera, #JDTakeover

On Saturday, thanks to The JD Foundation, JD were back for another #JDtakeover here at MYZ… and what a fantastic session it was. JD brought down their Studio Team, giving our members the FULL photoshoot experience inclusive of models, backdrops, lighting and merchandise. It’s safe to say that our young people had an amazing session,… Read more »

Smart Futures “TechOver” of Manchester Youth Zone

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MYZ: TechOver was the latest of Smart Futures’ Careers Fairs which saw over 200 young people meet employers from a wide variety of sectors to learn how technology is used in different workplaces. TechOver brought local primary and secondary schools, and colleges to Manchester Youth Zone to take part in our interactive careers fair. The majority… Read more »

Code Club 2018

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Code Club was a 10 week course run by e3creative who taught our young people how to design, create and program their very own websites!  e3creative are an award winning digital agency and have built websites and apps for many companies including Sony Playstation, Microsoft Studios, and O2. They shared their wealth of knowledge and… Read more »

Darts Tournament – Flight Club

TEAM COSTS £500: • 6 PLAYERS • 4 DRINKS PER PERSON • PIZZA AND SNACKS With boomerang cameras, an exclusive area, and the opportunity to raise funds for young people across the City – this tournament is not one to be missed. Ready to give it your best shot? Email Kirsty to sign up your team: Kirsty.Murphy@Manchesteryz.org Sponsorship opportunities are also… Read more »

Together Money Graduates’ Auction Raises over £2000 for MYZ!

A few months ago we shared the story of graduates from Together Money – Dina, Diana, and Michelle – undertaking the Gold Paperclip Challenge! The graduates started with a gold paperclip, and they were tasked with trading their paperclip for other items of increasing value which they would auction to raise money for Manchester Youth… Read more »

EasyFundraising Walkthrough

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday loom, we wanted to tell you about a little way you can help raise additional funds for the Youth Zone whilst you do your Christmas shopping. The best part??? It’s completely free for you to do – winner, winner right!? To get involved, simply click the link below that… Read more »

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 »