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CEO blog: What the year ahead will bring

24th January 2022 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

What will 2022 bring? Here are the three things we’re looking forward to... Supporting young people with what they need, when they need it. The…

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A festive message from our CEO, Kathryn

15th December 2021 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

It’s hard to believe that we're already saying goodbye to 2021. As we reflect on the last 12 months, I want to say a big…

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Preston Youth Zone – New Location Approved

13th December 2021 by OnSide

A significant milestone was reached on Thursday, when in full council it was approved that Preston City Council would provide the land for Preston Youth…

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Youth Zone members take part in the Lord Mayor’s Show

14th November 2021 by OnSide

Young people from Legacy Youth Zone represented OnSide in the spectacular 2021 Lord Mayor's Show. Over 120 floats and 6,500 participants took to the City…

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OnSide launches new strategic plan

9th November 2021 by OnSide

OnSide was launched in 2008, and since then we have had thousands of young people walk through the doors of our Youth Zones, experiencing first…

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Youth Work Week 2021: Champions of Youth Work

8th November 2021 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

We've wrapped up what has been a fantastic Youth Work Week, where we’ve thanked and celebrated youth workers and youth work champions. We’ve heard from…

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‘Proud to Be’: Celebrating Black History Month

21st October 2021 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

This October we're proud to be celebrating black heritage and history, recognising the contributions and achievements of black people in the UK and beyond this Black History Month. With 17% of our members…

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Reflections of a CEO during Black History Month

5th October 2021 by Amanda Naylor, Chief Executive, Manchester Youth Zone

I took on the responsibility of being CEO of Manchester Youth Zone just four months ago. Since then I’ve been very conscious of my white…

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HideOut Youth Zone members meet Prime Minister and Home Secretary

3rd October 2021 by OnSide

This morning young people from HideOut, East Manchester Youth Zone met the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Home Secretary, Priti Patel. The visit was an…

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Developing youth work talent

16th September 2021 by Steve Anderton, Lead Youth Worker at The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone

I’ve been a youth worker for several years and in that time I’ve developed an instinctive understanding for how best to support young people based…

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What’s happening at the Youth Zones – back to full open access

15th September 2021 by Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive, OnSide

With the Covid recovery underway, young people are settling back into a more normal school life with day to day routines returning. So what will…

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Barnsley Youth Zone to be first of its kind in Yorkshire

18th August 2021 by OnSide

Exciting plans for a state-of-the-art OnSide Youth Zone, funded by Barnsley Council and corporate and private sponsors including the town’s largest private employer, ASOS, were approved by Barnsley Council’s Cabinet earlier today. …

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