Congratulations to our volunteer of the month Jess

Jess has been a BYZ volunteer for the last 8 months. Since Day one of Jess volunteering in our LGBT+ group, she has been committed, friendly and passionate about ensuring all young people in LGBT+ receive the best possible service and support. We are extremely proud of Jess and her amazing attitude to our BYZ... Read more »

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Strong Sisters come together to celebrate women empowerment

Over 100 women and girls from across Blackburn with Darwen came together at Blackburn Youth Zone to take part in the event celebrating women empowerment, entrepreneurship and heritage. The inspirational day was organised and hosted by Blackburn Youth Zones Strong Sisters group, made up of 8 girls aged between 11-19; all of which are taking... Read more »

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BYZ members gain valuable skills by visiting BYZ Patrons Pets Choice

BYZ members gain valuable skills by visiting BYZ Patrons Pets Choice On Friday 14th June BYZ organised an employer visit for young people to visit of our patrons, Pet’s Choice. The group consisted of students from St. Thomas’ PRU, who access engagement activities at BYZ, as enrichment from schools. This was part of a series... Read more »

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Youth Ambassador Project is launched in Blackburn

Youth Ambassador Project is launched in Blackburn  Young people from across Blackburn with Darwen came together at Blackburn Youth Zone to be a part of the first Youth Ambassador Project.  30 young people from across Blackburn with Darwen have signed up to the project,  a 10 week programme with the aim of empowering them to... Read more »

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Youth Narrative take their research on the road

During May half term our Youth Narrative group had an amazing opportunity to go down to London and Leicester to explore how other communities see integration and Cohesion. During the trip they explored cultures & beliefs of other young people and had the opportunity to discuss the public’s and partners views on how integration and... Read more »

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Strong Sisters head to Manchester

Blackburn Youth Zone are currently running a 12-month project exploring Blackburn’s rich history of influential women. The Strong Sisters project is engaging members of Blackburn Youth Zone’s Girls Group who are researching the strong and rich heritage of women from Blackburn with Darwen and further afield with the aim of inspiring them to follow their... Read more »

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Reel Cinema Joins Blackburn Youth Zone Patron Network

We are extremely pleased to announce that Reel Cinema has pledged its support to Blackburn Youth Zone by becoming a Gold Patron. Reel Cinema is a chain of multiplex cinemas based in the United Kingdom. The development of the Blackburn cinema is scheduled to open in Easter 2020 in Blackburn town centre. Reel Cinema is... Read more »

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Volunteer of the month – Yaseen Choglay

The Volunteer of the Month this month is Yaseen Choglay   Yaseen started off on placement and has stayed on as a volunteer.    He has become an integral part of the youth team, and has developed good relationships with young people and the staff team. He displays confidence in behaviour management and challenging/addressing any... Read more »

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World-Leading Creatives Head to The National Festival of Making Talks

World-Leading Creatives Head to The National Festival of Making Talks Fri 14 – Sun 16 June 2019 FREE Blackburn, Lancashire (Various Town Centre Locations) Some of the most recognisable names in fashion, design and art will sit alongside the British creative, arts and manufacturing industries’ brave, new innovators in a series of FREE talks and... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone is in the running for three HIVE Blackburn with Darwen Business Awards.

Blackburn Youth Zone is in the running for three HIVE Blackburn with Darwen Business Awards. Blackburn Youth Zone has been shortlisted for; The Buzz Award, Commitment to Blackburn with Darwen and Investing in future skills award in partnership with BAE. The Hive Awards will be taking place at King George Halls on the 27th June,... Read more »

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