Many of the young people who grow up attending our play sessions make the transition to our youth work programmes. These sessions provide activities such as sports, performing arts, issue based workshops and a wide range of enrichment activities including residential and leadership courses. Sessions have a strong theme of citizenship which includes participation in social actions projects often devised by the young people themselves and focused on improving the local environment, conservation and recycling. Many of our young leaders and apprentices have made a successful transition from our youth work programme to more formal learning and training programmes including MYL’s own Youth Work apprenticeship scheme.
MYL lead the Play Network and Central Youth Partnership on behalf of the City Council and Young Manchester providing strategic leadership and information sharing to the sector; we are often approached by researchers and policy makers seeking first-hand accounts from young people on a `what works basis’.
MYL works at a number of satellite centres across the city as well as our own. The centres listed below are the primary locations we work from. For more information please see What’s On
The Addy Young People's Centre
Moss Side Adventure
The A6 Young People's Centre