Youth Group
GMYN Greenfish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE

Contact phone

0161 234 2950

Contact email

info@gmyn.co.uk

Age

From 16 to 24 years old

Description

Greater Manchester Youth Network is a youth organisation that provides opportunities for young people and supports youth organisations that work within Greater Manchester.

Our work with young people has a focus on social action and, in particular, volunteering. We have developed and delivered a number of innovative programmes and projects. Most of these programmes are based on a model that incorporates a number of voluntary activities with non-formal learning sessions.

These programmes have been delivered, evaluated and improved on a continual basis and are now fully developed and can be adapted to meet the needs of different target groups.

We work to enable young people and organisations to participate, develop and achieve. We aim to do this by offering a variety of activities that will engage and empower young people and by capacity building the organisations that work with them.

We work with some of the most disadvantaged young people in the country including those not in education, employment or training, asylum seekers, looked after children and disabled young people.

Young people are the primary focus for the organisation but the network also includes organisations that work with children and young people, organisations that involve volunteers and individuals with an interest in youth work.

The Boom Project is a fun and informal project for young people to learn about volunteering and to take part in different positive activities.

It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, work in a team, try something different, learn new skills and at the same time, you'll be helping other people and improving the image of young people in society. There are group activities and also one-to-one support.

The project is for 13 to 18 year olds who live in care, or are care leavers, from Bury and Oldham. Boom is funded by BBC Children in Need.

Boom+ is a project for care leavers aged 17-25 living in the Boroughs of Bury, Oldham and Rochdale.

The project is designed to support care leavers to get into volunteering, take part in training, and socialise on trips, residentials and social activities.

Updated: 14/11/2018