Members of the Wolverhampton business community gathered at the recently opened Wigan Youth Zone yesterday evening, for a taste of what to expect from their city’s new facility, The Way—which opens in 2015.
Young people from Wigan Youth Zone took charge of the event, hosting a grand tour of their facilities for the group, as well as sharing their views on what they think of the Youth Zone.
Steve Morgan, Chairman of Wolverhampton Youth Zone (The Way), said: “It was fantastic to introduce local businesses to a Youth Zone. They were able to see for the first time its impact and how important this type of facility will be to the future of Wolverhampton.”
The members of Wigan Youth Zone were also given the opportunity to work alongside an expert Chef from Carden Park Hotel near Chester, to learn the skills required to prepare a gourmet meal, which they then served to the group of businesses.
“The support of local businesses is vital to the future of Wolverhampton Youth Zone; we need to get behind the project and invest in our city’s young people. Without the business community’s support, the Youth Zone just isn’t going to happen.”
Wolverhampton Youth Zone is funded by a dynamic partnership between the local private sector, local authority, young people and the community.
The Youth Zone needs to secure £500,000 from the local business community towards the annual revenue costs. To find out more information about Wolverhampton Youth Zone click here.