Nurturing Potential and Making a Difference
At Wigan Youth Zone, young people are not just participants; they are also leaders and volunteers, actively contributing to their community and making a positive difference. Our Young Leaders programme welcomes young people between the ages of 14 and 17, offering an exciting opportunity to gain valuable skills, make lasting connections, and create meaningful impact.
Becoming a Young Leader at Wigan Youth Zone is an adventure filled with personal and professional growth. Participants delve into various aspects of development, including communication, organisation, leadership, and teamwork, fostering confidence and camaraderie along the way. Young Leaders play a pivotal role in supporting our Junior and Holiday Clubs, engaging with children aged 8 to 11 years old, and creating a nurturing environment for everyone involved.
For those seeking additional challenges and recognition, the Young Leaders program provides an opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. With a focus on personal growth, the programme encourages participants to engage in a diverse set of activities, including physical endeavours, skill development, volunteering (which can be fulfilled through their Young Leader role), and residential experiences.
The benefits of being a part of the Young Leaders program are multifaceted, from forming new friendships to seizing valuable training opportunities. Young Leaders have the chance to develop essential skills and bolster their confidence through our comprehensive training and development programs. Furthermore, the experience serves as a valuable addition to their CV, opening doors to diverse opportunities and laying the groundwork for their future endeavours.
Will’s determination and confidence shone through from the moment he joined the Young Leaders team. Dedicated to fulfilling his Duke of Edinburgh award requirements, he actively engages with junior members, fostering heartwarming connections and serving as a positive role model. Whether on the sports field or during large-scale events with partner organisations, Will consistently demonstrates maturity and professionalism, showcasing the potential of a true youth worker in the making.
Wills Journey is a testament to the transformative power of youth leadership and volunteering. Through their dedicated efforts and passionate contributions, they embody the spirit of Wigan Youth Zone and inspire others to make a meaningful impact within their communities.