Manchester Young Lives

Play & Youth


Youth Engagement

Our roots lie in the co-operation of local people and communities coming together to create their own opportunities through adventure play. Our facilities are among the most unique in the Manchester, which enables us to work with over 4,000 young people in our city each year.

We consistently challenge issues such as social exclusion and disaffection through our work in centres, in our established independent school, and at street level through our detached work.

Through our encouragement of positive learning experiences, the majority of our young people make a successful transition to further learning, training and employment. We work with young people between ages 5 and 24, striving to improve opportunities for young people living increasingly complex lives.

Our website will help you find out what we do and where we’ve come from, what the future holds and, most importantly, how you can be a part of it.

We are constantly looking to grow and improve MYL so we can enable more young people to have successful lives. Through making a donation, fundraising or volunteering, you can help us to support young people in communities and secure their future.

Our Mission

Manchester Young Lives works to promote the social and educational inclusion of children and young people. We believe everyone can improve their life chances through learning and make a successful transition to adult life given the right opportunities, support and guidance.

Our Values

Opportunity for all

Diversity, which is celebrated and desired

Respect for those we are working with

Integrity in our actions

Compassion for those less fortunate

Our Work

Play & Youth

Across our sites we provide climbing walls, zip-wires, swings and obstacle courses that encourage active and fulfilling adventure play.

Youth Engagement

Youth engagement workers relate to the young people within their communities with a targeted approach to connect with them.

Employability Skills

MYL provide alternative education for students who are not attending mainstream education for a variety of reasons.

Our Locations

Across our sites we provide climbing walls, zip-wires, swings and obstacle courses that encourage active and fulfilling adventure play. Alongside these, our modern sports facilities and pitches allow for development in sport, and our indoor facilities provide leisure activities and arts & crafts, for when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

The Addy Young People's Centre

Moss Side Adventure

The A6 Young People's Centre

The Addy, Wythenshawe

Woodhouse Lane
M22 9TF

Tel: 0161 4378 950

A6 Education Centre, Ardwick

Wilson Street
M13 9EX

Tel: 0161 273 4474

Adventure Playground, Moss Side

Whitnall Street
Moss Side
M16 7EB

Tel: 0161 232 8588

Our Funders & Partners