Sarah’s Story

Sarah has been a member of Wigan Youth Zone for over 5 years and has been a dedicated Dance Studio member since day one. Sarah is now 19 and ended her time with Wigan Youth Zone in September 2020. Sarah is someone who fully appreciated everything Wigan Youth Zone had to offer. Sarah dedicated herself […]

Caitlyn’s Story

Caitlyn, 16 A message from a Youth Worker Caitlyn is an extraordinary young person, who is always willing to help others in any way she can, and shows a clear passion for trying to make the world around her a better place in any way she can. She hasn’t had an east ride, and has […]

Gemma’s Story

  Gemma’s, 16 A comment from a Youth Worker “I am so proud of Gemma for how much she has opened up and shared parts of her life that I know she struggles to talk about, it doesn’t seem like it here but it takes a lot to get Gemma to share how she’s feeling […]

Josh’s Story

Josh Smallman, 17 Comment from Youth Forum Youth Worker; “Josh continues to blow me away, I’ve known josh for a long time, and his transformation into who he is today is incredible! He is such a reliable, hardworking and dedicated young person, who to this day can still surprise me with new things he is […]

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 […]