Commando Joes is making its mark at BYZ holiday club provision

As part of our Summer Holiday Club offer we delivered a fun-filled week of Commando Joes sessions for 8-11 year olds. The young people were set missions and challenges which saw them make an Amazon river crossing, trek to the North Pole and travel around the world. The challenges were all based on teamwork, cooperation... Read more »

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Holiday Club is Spooktastic

During the October half term we had a hair raising host of Halloween tricks and treats on offer for our Junior members. We had a fantastic week which consisted of spooky sports, eerie escape rooms, a variety of arts & crafts and much more! This was topped off by a Fancy dress Masquerade Ball during... Read more »

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#OneBlackburn Residential

During the October half term in 2018 BYZ were funded kindly by Tony Cann to run a week-long trip to the Peak District. The aim of the residential trip was to engage a group of young people to take part in outdoor activities in the Peak District, exploring the scenic outdoors. It also aimed at... Read more »

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BYZ Diversity Members take 5 a side football challenge head on

The Diversity football team have been taking part in a 5 a side ability league tournament at PlayFootball Preston. This is a fantastic opportunity for our members to get out and have lots of fun, whilst improving their fitness levels, social skills and ability to work as a team. They are also practicing regularly here... Read more »

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Able to Manage is a big hit

‘Able to Manage’ is our 10 week money management programme whereby young people work one to one with a mentor to develop skills in money management, independence skills and enterprise skills. Young people are given £10 to set up an enterprise of their own. Everyone came up with different ideas ranging from selling slime in... Read more »

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Our values will make us the HEART beat of Blackburn with Darwen

BYZ: Our new HEART Values Values are the soul of an organisation. Good values, when manifested in how we act every day, help us create the future we want to experience in our day to day working life. We have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an outstanding organisation – one that lives up to the... Read more »

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Digital Design Open Day

Over 250 young people aged 12-16 attended a Digital Design Open Day at Blackburn Youth Zone on Friday 28th September 2018. The event was the first of its kind hosted by Blackburn Youth Zone and allowed students from local schools and colleges to have a taste of different aspects of digital design. Rolls Royce, Graham &... Read more »

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Celebrations all round at Trevor Dawson Golf Day

There were lots of winners at the Trevor Dawson Charity Golf Day. The sun came out the moment the claxon sounded and a full field of 21 corporate teams enjoyed the...

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Northcote raises vital funds for Blackburn Youth Zone mentoring programme

On, Thursday 14th June at Northcote, RT Hon Jack Straw, Chairman of Blackburn Youth Zone hosted ‘An Evening With Lisa Allen’ to raise...

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Meet Raz Mohammed, our interim Chief Executive

We are very pleased to announce that Raz Mohammed has joined Blackburn Youth Zone as our interim Chief Executive, taking over the reins of Hannah Allen officially on 1st June…

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