Christmas Jumper Day

BYZ Christmas Jumper Day 2020 has been such a rollercoaster ride for so many young people and their families as well as much loved businesses across the Blackburn with Darwen area and the lasting impact of Covid 19 is still very clear to see, which is why we want to bring our families as well... Read more »

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Become a Xmas Party Hero

Xmas Party Heroes Our Simple idea for how you can become Xmas Party heroes                       Has COVID cancelled your staff Christmas party? As Covid has ruled out any chance of us having staff Christmas parties together this year, we are inviting businesses to donate the... Read more »

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Young people excel in planning their future

Pre-lockdown, 750,000 young people were NEET (not in education, employment or training) in the UK and 3.1% of young people were NEET in Blackburn with Darwen. Recent Blackburn with Darwen reports indicate 3000 16-24 year olds are now claiming universal credit. The Resolution Foundation estimates that a further 600,000 young people could find themselves unemployed... Read more »

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Join us online for The Marketing Mix sponsored by Ronset

The Marketing Mix was created following demand from the region’s professional marketers and their need for a forum to meet, share best practice and invest in their careers through continuous learning. Made possible by East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Blackburn Youth Zone, The Marketing Mix is a group for client and agency-based... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone – Never More Needed

Members from Blackburn Youth Zone were featured on CBBC Newsround discussing how support from vital services such as Blackburn Youth Zone have supported them and their families during the coronavirus crisis. Food banks in the UK have reported record levels of children who are needing their support. The Trussell Trust – which runs food banks... Read more »

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Cummins Mellor host BYZ Quiz Quest online and raise over £4,500

On Wednesday 11th November, over 200 people from 40 businesses across Lancashire came together online for the annual Blackburn Youth Zone Quiz. The Quiz is organised by Cummins Mellor family of businesses who are also Patrons of the Youth Zone, a 21st-century youth hub located at the heart of Blackburn, aiming to change the prospects... Read more »

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Success is all about how many people you can make a positive impact on in a right way, it is all about giving back – Mohammed Patel, CEO GM Group was the guest speaker at Blackburn Youth Zone Patron Event

Mohammed Patel, CEO of GM Holding Group was the keynote speaker at a special virtual Patrons Breakfast for Blackburn Youth Zone, hosted by BYZ Board Member and MD of AMS Accountancy Group, Ebrahim Sidat on the 6th November. Guests were welcomed to the exclusive event by Blackburn Youth Zone Chairman, Rt Hon Jack Straw and... Read more »

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Support a Youth Zone member this Christmas

Christmas in Blackburn with Darwen 2020 has presented many challenges for our local communities and COVID has made life different for most, we are now seeing the damaging impact this has had on young people and families across the borough.  With Christmas fast approaching and there still being a huge amount of uncertainty about what... Read more »

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