Category: Manchester Bee Hive

Community Reporters: The Yellow Block of Harpurhey

Two weeks ago, Young Leaders Jake and Jak started training to become Community Reporters and have filmed a documentary about the impact The Factory Youth Zone has had in Harpurhey over the last 6 years since we opened. FYZ regulars can expect to see a few familiar faces sharing their experiences of working in North… Read more »

Happy Valentines Day, Factory Youth Zone!

This video was filmed and sent out to our sponsors on Valentine’s Day. It was filmed by young leader Jake Lindley, who joined us age 10 in 2012. Thanks Jake!  

23rd December #fyzadvent

A group of three young leaders visited Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre and taught some of the older generation how to use their smart phones. No one managed to escape without a selfie and a snapchat filter!     #2DaysToGo  

19th December #fyzadvent

Jermane and James took four Junior members and four young leaders to Disneyland Paris – 10 first class flights and tickets to Disneyland Paris donated by British Airways and Disneyland. The young people went with families affected by the attack earlier this year and a host of celebrities including the cast of Hollyoaks and comedian… Read more »

18th December #fyzadvent

Dragos is one of our young people and here he is playing bass guitar at a Sing City event, held at the Royal Northern College of Music. He started playing bass less than 12 months ago with Phil, the music tutor here. Great work Dragos   #7DaysToGo #FYZadvent

9th December #fyzadvent

Today we are celebrating all of our young leaders in general. Since the start of Learn2Lead, there are have been over 1,200 volunteering attendances by young people! They have been at The Factory, the National Football Museum, and a number of off-site trips and events. Congratulations to all of you, you are absolute stars and… Read more »

7th December #fyzadvent #tbt

My HOBY Residential Leadership Programme Lancaster University, April 2017 My time at HOBY was so fulfilling! Since I was the oldest it felt odd at the beginning but through the programme I actually became close with my team. At some point we were all crying and then laughing again – I think these were the moments… Read more »

6th December #fyzadvent

Hannah has been coming to The Factory for nearly 6 years and regularly speaks out about how it has helped shape her future. Recently Hannah was invited to speak at an event in London with The Lord Mayor where over 350 people were in attendance. After the event The Lord Mayor then sent Hannah a… Read more »

5th December #fyzadvent

On Sunday 3rd December myself and 3 other volunteers attended the Hilton Hotel in Manchester, this was an amazing event that showed people what Onside Youth Zones do, I was welcoming people on the stairs while they were walking up to the event. This was also a grate chance for myself to meet other Youth… Read more »