- 19th October 2021 0A charity that launched an internet youth club and delivered free meals to support young people in Blackburn during the pandemic has won a top accolade for its resilience. Blackburn Youth Zone (BYZ), which offers vital services to young people aged five to 21, has been named in a select group of North West organisations... Read more »
- 23rd September 2021 0The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, The Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, has officially presented The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to seven volunteer groups from Lancashire, including two from the Blackburn with Darwen area. The Award is the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others. The award ceremony... Read more »
- 10th September 2021 0The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched 110 youth hubs across the UK to support young people in finding employment. Local charity Blackburn Youth Zone announce that they are proud partners of this exciting unique initiative set to launch next month supporting local young people. The Youth Hub will be based at Blackburn... Read more »
- 31st August 2021 0Proud Patrons of Blackburn Youth Zone ‘Fagan and Whalley’ are leading the way, painting the town orange to support young people with low-level mental health issues. ‘Paint the town orange’ is Blackburn Youth Zone’s first ever corporate challenge. Every penny raised will go towards funding a full-time targeted support worker; to help local young people... Read more »
About Blackburn Youth Zone
Blackburn Youth Zone is a 21st century youth hub located at the heart of Blackburn, open to young people aged 5 to 21 years old (25 for specific projects), aiming to change the prospects offered to young people in the area.
Uniquely, this is happening in partnership with young people rather than on their behalf. As such, Blackburn Youth Zone is led with the principle of ‘starting where young people are, going where young people take us’.
“I love the staff. They’re so nice and supportive! I just go to the Youth Club for somewhere to chill out and relax, and have a laugh with my mates”
– Sarah b