OUR VISION

OUR VISION

At Wigan Youth Zone, we aim to provide the best possible experience and outcomes for young people in a fun, supportive, safe, inclusive and positive environment.

We want to ensure that the Youth Zone attracts and retains young people from across the borough in order to provide them with a brighter future.

OUR IMPACT

OUR IMPACT

The work we do here is life-saving, Wigan Youth Zone provides more than just a place for young people to hang out – it promotes positive life-long habits with our Gym and health offering, it builds confidence through our sports programme and targeted sessional work, it gives young people the opportunity to talk to someone about their challenges – It’s so much more than just a youth club, we change lives here at Wigan Youth Zone but don’t just take our word for it, many studies have been done already which prove the tangible impact we’re having here in Wigan..

of members exercise more regularly since the Youth Zone opened

of Youth Zone members report better marks in class, with 73% achieving better grades in exams or coursework.

The town has seen reduced crime and anti-social behaviour as a result of the high levels of young people engaged in positive activities here at Wigan Youth Zone.

of young people reported that the youth zone has had a positive influence on their self-confidence.

our background

ASPIRATIONS FOR THE FUTURE

During 2015, as part of our on-going monitoring and evaluation work we took part in a study to gauge socio-economic impact. The report, produced by Amion Consulting, analysed the impact on young people and their communities across a number of measures including health and wellbeing, relationships, social skills, aspirations and attainment.

The analysis indicated that the social return on investment of Wigan Youth Zone was 200 per cent. In addition, the study found that over 70% of young people we support were more self-confident, getting on better with their families, performing better at school and staying out of trouble – all as a result of their attendance at Wigan Youth Zone! The report also found that our presence and targeted work had a significant impact on community cohesion and a reduction in anti-social behaviour.

  • Flogert Cera, 16

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


    “I love my time at Wigan Youth Zone, I’ve gained loads of confidence and thank all the youth work staff for their help!”
    Sabrina, 13
  • Stephanie, 16

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


      “I love coming to Wigan Youth Zone, joining in activities and to get out the house – I’ve met tons of new friends”
    Stephanie, 16
  • Adam, 23

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


    “Since attending the Youth Zone, I’ve become more confident, made new friends and even got a job through the employability course!”
    Adam, 23
  • Danny, 11

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


      “I love the Youth Zone especially the Skate Park. My confidence has grown so much that now I even enter tournaments!”
    Danny, 11
  • Nathan, 18

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


      “The Gym at Wigan Youth Zone has had an important impact on my life – making me stronger, fitter and healthier.”
    Nathan, 18