Helping young people gain the confidence to make decisions about their own lives is an important part of our work, as is providing an environment in which they can flourish.
Education is much more than formal schooling. YMCA Manchester offers a range of accredited education and skills-based training programmes such as employability, fitness and physical activity, sport and active leisure, personal development and functional skills.
We work with young people aged 13-24 that may be at risk of exclusion, struggling with a school setting academically, have learning needs, are a young carer or care leaver. We currently work with four schools to deliver bespoke programmes based on the needs of the young people attending.