WYZ WEEKLY WOW – Sunflower Project, using nature to help with mental health.

WYZ WEEKLY WOW – Sunflower Project, using nature to help with mental health. At the beginning of June, Wigan Youth Zone began their #OnsideSunflowerProject journey, in an attempt to brighten the lives of both staff and young people who attended the centre. The aim of the project is to focus on using nature to positively […]

WYZ WEEKLY WOW – Army of Reds

Wigan Youth Zone is a state-of-the-art purpose-built youth centre in the heart of Wigan. Since it first opened its doors in 2013, it has welcomed over 26,000 young people and 500 staff members and has provided thousands of opportunities for young people across the Wigan borough. This week, Wigan Youth Zone welcomed 14 new staff […]

WYZ WEEKLY WOW – Let’s talk loneliness

Loneliness Awareness Week takes place from 14-18 June and is a campaign to get more people talking about the subject. Loneliness among children and young people under the age of 18 has increased sharply during the pandemic with lockdown measures meaning that many children were spending long periods away from friends, teachers and families at […]

WYZ WEEKLY WOW – Wigan Youth Zone is celebrating their 8th Birthday!

The Youth Zone has worked with children across the borough for the past 8 years, helping to provide a safe space for them to meet. The centre particularly works with a wide range of young people from various backgrounds, providing them with an array of activities and experiences seven nights a week. Since the grand […]

WYZ WEEKLY WOW – Celebrating our volunteers for Volunteers Week 2021

This week we celebrate National Volunteers’ Week, so what better time to say thank you to all our amazing volunteers who give up their time to inspire the young people of Wigan and Leigh! At Wigan Youth Zone we are passionate about our links with the community and the people of Wigan and Leigh. We […]

WYZ WEEKLY WOW – 8 Get a Job Student’s, got a job!

Earlier this year, 10 of Wigan Youth Zone’s amazing Get-A-Job Students successfully completed the six-week programme. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the course leaders creatively reinvented the programme to run virtually so as not to let down young people in need of support at this difficult time… The programme focuses on helping young people to […]

WYZ WEEKLY WOW – EmpowHERing the next generation of Women!

During Lockdown, fifty-nine of our amazing Wigan Youth Zone members recently completed the EmpowHER programme, funded by UK Youth, designed to help young women to realise their true potential and gain the confidence, self-esteem and skills needed to succeed. From September 2020 to March 2021, our EmpowHER team has taken part in 18 different social […]

Good Things come in 3’s! – An update from Head of Fundraising, Lynsey:

Good Things come in 3’s! – An update from Head of Fundraising, Lynsey: A warm welcome to our new patrons who have joined us over the past few weeks;  Len Rainford – THE Franchise Specialist, Alan Batt and the team from the Wigan-wide famous -Alan Batt Sales and Lettings and last, but not least, Heather […]