The charity delivers development programmes and drop-in activities to help young people (13-25) transition to adulthood feeling skilled, supported and positive.
GMYN reports that one in three young people are lonely and don’t feel they belong. While, in Greater Manchester, one in three children live in poverty. GMYN programmes are co-designed with the young people to ensure their needs are met.
A spokesperson from GMYN said:
“Our focus is supporting young people who face significant challenges, including those with experience of the care system, special educational needs and disabilities and social, emotional and mental health challenges.
“We offer consistent, long-term programmes to help young people develop skills, identify and pursue interests and gain confidence to improve their lives and life prospects. For example, life-skills sessions teach cooking and budgeting, employability sessions work on skills for the workplace, CV writing and interview practice and health and wellbeing are improved through group and 1-to-1 discussions, gardening in our allotment and outdoor activities.
“Many of the young people we work with have very few healthy friendships or relationships. GMYN provides an opportunity for young people to develop positive friendships in a safe setting creating a wider network of support and encouragement.”
Our community grant is to support the GMYN’s core costs and salaries.