03 October 2020
4d 2h 4m
Wolverhampton Youth Zone provides a much loved and valued service for the community.
We need your help so we can continue to offer a provision that our young people deserve.
Due to cutbacks over the last ten years or so, there are very few affordable, safe places for young people to go after school and at weekends.
We don't just get kids off the streets, we help them develop physically and emotionally. We break down barriers, build confidence, broaden horizons and help young people become the best they can be.
OUR OFFER AND PRINCIPLES
These underpin our values:
• We are committed to a universal core offer where all young people are welcome.
• We will offer targeted projects and support all individual young people who choose to access The Way’s specific opportunities.
• We will develop programmes to increase inclusion in all areas
• We will work within the community with young people who are unable to access The Way where appropriate and practicable
• We will operate safely – for our members, employees and volunteers
• We will develop a recognized reputation for excellence in the Arts and Sports and promote well-being and positive lifestyles for all
• We will improve outcomes for young people; expand horizons, offer new experiences and nurture confidence, aspiration and leadership
• We will listen, learn, reflect and improve by being creative and innovative
Every time we open we offer 20+ sporting, artistic and fun activities plus targeted projects that support employability and self-development.
We try to make our offer open to as many young people as possible and believe financial barriers should not prevent young people from developing and having positive experiences. We, therefore, only charge young people 50p entrance fee (Plus an £5 annual membership fee).
We are an inclusive organisation and welcome people with additional needs and from all backgrounds into a safe, friendly and accepting environment.
Thank you for your support and good luck!
Mr Richard Ralph
A message from one of our members…
The Way is a purpose-built building to provide us young people with 20 activities a session. However, the staff don’t only just put on 20 activities a session!
They provide us with an environment that is an accepting place with vibrant personalities. The building provides a place for us to be able to be ourselves, it is non-judgmental and all-inclusive, allowing us to attempt and achieve in our journey. The Way has become our second home and we spend many nights here doing a range of activities including cooking, sewing, multi-sports music, dance, drama, gym, boxing fashion design and many more.
Without The Way, it wouldn’t be possible to do the things we do and be where we are today. It provides us with a safe place and keeps us socialising instead of sitting at home or even hanging around the streets. Youth workers support us in making friends, encourage and support us to follow our dreams. They are always there and never question. The Way helps us in many ways, providing activities that stop us getting bored as well as listening to us. We are a family community! We welcome everyone!
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