- 10th September 2020 0“By Skill and Hard Work,” the BYZ Community thrives through the pandemic to reach the most vulnerable COVID has presented many challenges for our country and the world, from a local perspective, things have been tough with greater restrictions and lockdowns. From the 23rd March when the BYZ doors closed to thousands of... Read more »
- 2nd September 2020 0This Summer the Youth Zone has been running the ‘Get Stuck In’ programme at Meeting Places in Darwen Town Centre. The project which was one of only a few opportunities available for young people in the town provided 40 young people a day the chance to participate in 4 days a week positive activity and... Read more »
- 2nd September 2020 0Despite challenging times Blackburn Youth Zone have had a successful summer running the ‘Get Stuck In’ Programme funded by the Department of Education and brought to us by Spring North Blackburn. Blackburn Youth Zone implemented robust procedures to ensure they were able to safely open our doors for young people over the summer. The programme... Read more »
- 1st September 2020 0This summer a group of 7 young people from Mill Hill have come together with the support of Blackburn Youth Zone to paint a key message in their community. The social action project was initiated when a BYZ Youth Ambassador spotted some upsetting graffiti on a wall along the canal in Mill Hill. The... 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