“By Skill and Hard Work” the BYZ Community thrives through the pandemic to reach the most vulnerable

“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 »

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Youth Zone in Darwen this summer

This 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 »

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Young People Successfully Get Stuck In with Blackburn Youth Zone

Despite 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 »

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Young people in Mill Hill send a key message

  This 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 »

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Junior members graduate the HAF Summer Programme

Despite 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. Our Junior members aged 8-12 have been given 4 activity days a week for 4 weeks throughout the summer. Each day young people had... Read more »

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BYZ’s budding young cooks complete Food Hygiene award

  A group of budding young cooks aged 13-16 have this week completed their Food Hygiene award. The group have been working towards the award each week as part of this summers ‘Get Stuck In’ programme at Blackburn Youth Zone.  The course equipped them with all of the information they needed to work safely with... Read more »

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Senior members get hands on with first aid

This summer our senior members have been taking part in the Blackburn with Darwen Get Stuck in Programme. 4 days a week for 4 weeks young people aged 13-16 have had the opportunity to take part in a range of vocational courses such as Young Leaders, NICAS climbing, Jamie Oliver cooking and a Bronze Arts... Read more »

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Young people glow up this summer

This summer Blackburn Youth Zone have been running the Get Stuck in Programme providing 4 weeks of summer fun including recreational activities, arts & crafts, life skills, cinema club and games.  The programme offered FREE Activity days at the youth zone FREE Activity packs delivered to your door FREE Online digital youth club FREE Meals  As part of... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone has been featured on ITV to highlight the needs of local children and young people during the COVID-19 crisis.

Blackburn Youth Zone has been featured on ITV to highlight the needs of local children and young people during the COVID-19 crisis. Young people who have benefitted from the services of the organisation were interviewed by the ITV Tonight programme in late June, and the show was aired on Thursday 16 July. When the Covid-19... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone to Feature on ITV

Blackburn Youth Zone, which has supported over 14,000 young people since opening, is to be featured on national television this week. Young people who have benefitted from the services of the organisation were interviewed by the ITV tonight programme in late June. When the Covid-19 crisis hit in March 2020 Blackburn Youth Zone adapted quickly... Read more »

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