Youth Zone at Home: OnSide’s response to Covid-19
Throughout lockdown, OnSide Youth Zones across the country reached out to young people, letting them know they still matter and we are here for them just as we were when our doors are open.
To do this, Youth Zone at Home at home was created, mixing engaging digital content with remote one-to-one support.
…to give all young people somewhere safe and inspiring to go in their leisure time
We believe each Youth Zone building conveys a clear message to young people, “You deserve the best”. Our inspiring buildings make a statement about the value each town or city places on its young people. Visible from miles around and packed with exciting, interesting and educational things to do, our Youth Zone buildings are places we can all be proud of.
Our first ever OnSide Awards took place at the iconic Royal Albert Hall – it was a phenomenal afternoon of exceptional talent, high emotion and rousing celebration!
Talented young people from across the country took to the stage and performed alongside world-renowned artists to an audience of thousands and HRH Prince Harry at the OnSide Youth Zones Awards 2019.
The ceremony, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, recognised young people’s exceptional achievements with awards presented to those who have made a real difference in their community, have breakthrough talent, or have overcome the most challenging of circumstances.
The evening saw fantastic performances from The Script, with their smash-hits ‘Superheroes’ and ‘Hall of Fame’, and John Newman with ‘Love Me Again’.
The whole community comes together to take pride in and ownership of the Youth Zone, to ultimately ensure its success. A unique partnership of the private sector, local authority, young people and the community forms a dynamic four-way, inter-connecting relationship, which drives the success of an OnSide Youth Zone.
From conception to completion; the inaugural opening of the doors for business and the ongoing day-to-day functioning of the Youth Zone. From our champions, investors and fundraisers who bring in the money, to the committed team of paid workers and volunteers who deliver an inspiring range of activities and targeted services. The partnership wouldn’t be complete without the support of local communities and young people’s groups working together to deliver more services to more young people. And most importantly, the young people themselves – their need drives our whole reason for being.
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