Category: News

The First Inclusion Cup

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On Sunday 20th October 2019 we held the first ever Inclusion Cup, with the aims of engaging young people with additional needs and disabilities in sports. Seven Youth Zones brought down a total of 76 young people with additional needs/disabilities – these young people engaged in 12 different sporting activities including sports day classics such… Read more »

#ThisYouthCan Awards 2019

On Wednesday 16th October, we held our 2nd annual #ThisYouthCan awards to celebrate some of the fantastic achievements of our young people.  As we continue to be inspired by the strength, resilience and determination of our young people – we once again opened the doors for an evening of celebration, and to hear some of… Read more »

Manchester Youth Zone Wins North West Charity of the Year Award 2019

A Message From Our CEO, Richard Marsh: On Friday night, we attended the North West Charity of the Year Awards held at The Principal Hotel in Manchester. The event is held to celebrate achievements within third sector organisations across the region and is a night of recognition and festivity.  The evening started out with a… Read more »

A ‘Zoo’per Day Thanks to ANS

On Friday 23rd August, ANS kindly arranged to take a group of young people to Chester Zoo. The sun was shining and as the school holidays came to an end, it was great to see both our Juniors and Seniors enjoying a different activity. For many of the group, it was their first trip to… Read more »

STEM Holiday Club Week 2: STEM Harder

Manchester Youth Zone’s Summer Holiday Club went off to a flying start in the first week (click here to read all about it!) and there were lots more interesting and fun STEM sessions this week!  Monday Fatbergs with Lanes Group  It wasn’t the most pleasant way to start the week (especially for the unlucky groups… Read more »

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 »