Blackburn Youth Zone named one of most resilient organisations by law firm

A 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 »

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The Lord-Lieutenant presents two Blackburn with Darwen Volunteer Groups with prestigious Queen’s Award

The 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 »

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Blackburn Youth Zone announce exciting new partnership with the DWP; supporting young people into employment. 

The 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 »

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Fagan & Whalley Paint the town orange  and go that extra mile to support young people struggling with mental health. 

Proud 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 »

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Football match to help break barriers between young people and the police.

Forget Manchester City vs Arsenal this weekend – the real big football match happened this week at Blackburn Youth Zone. Young people from Blackburn Youth Zone took on local police officers in a 5-a-side football match. The aim of the game was to improve relations with young people and police. Breaking down barriers that exist,... Read more »

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Paint the town Orange Corporate Challenge starts today!! 

Blackburn Youth Zone first ever corporate challenge launches today (Monday 2nd August 2021)! Fifteen businesses from across the borough will compete against each other and see who can raise the most money.  Every pound raised will go towards funding a dedicated Targeted Support worker. Helping local young people struggling with low level mental health get... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone is set to paint the town orange. 

Blackburn Youth Zone is calling on the community to work together to support young people’s Mental Health & Wellbeing.  Launching their very first corporate challenge with 15 local businesses ready to raise funds to help Blackburn Youth Zone appoint a new targeted support worker; to help young people to overcome life’s challenges especially in a... Read more »

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Trevor Dawson kindly donates £4,500 to Blackburn Youth Zone

A proud supporter of Blackburn Youth Zone donates £4,500 to support local young people and families across the borough. Traditionally Trevor Dawson Commercial Property Consultants hold an annual Charity Golf Day in aid of Blackburn Youth Zone. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions in place the local business made a decision to postpone the event. Being... Read more »

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Bringing Pride to Prom

For many young people within the LGBTQ+ community, attending prom can cause anxiety and heartache, completely outshining the experience of what over-time has become an important milestone for many young people.  On Sunday 27th June Blackburn Youth Zone (BYZ) organised a prom celebration and invited young people to their lounge based in Darwen. Dressing the... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone receives the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  

Blackburn Youth Zone is to receive a coveted ‘Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’, it has been announced today (Tuesday, 2nd June 2021). The Award is ‘highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK’, to quote from the official website for the award. Blackburn Youth Zone (BYZ) a 21st century youth hub located at... Read more »

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