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Why Wigan?

Over the last 50 years, Wigan has faced a sharp industrial decline, leaving the town with high unemployment levels, a decline in infrastructure and lack of investment. This has resulted in Wigan’s young people, mainly in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, experiencing an unprecedented range of poverty and deprivation.

With the backing of Wigan Council and the local business community, the Youth Zone provides a great opportunity for cross-sector partnership to raise the aspirations of the young people of Wigan. Wigan Youth Zone (WYZ) aims to make a real difference by providing opportunities for young people from across Wigan to come together to meet friends, have new experiences, learn new skills and access the support they need to develop and achieve their potential

  • Prince Harry visits Wigan Youth Zone

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Wigan Youth Zone Get a Job Graduates Specsavers Success

8th July 2016 by OnSide Youth Zones

We caught up with two of Wigan Youth Zone's Get a Job graduates who have progressed through the course and secured a job as Apprentice's…

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PRINCE HARRY SEES SPORTING IMPACT UP CLOSE DURING VISIT TO WIGAN YOUTH ZONE

6th July 2016 by OnSide Youth Zones

Prince Harry joined young people at Wigan Youth Zone on Tuesday to see for himself the positive impact sport is having on their lives. He…

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OUR OTHER YOUTH ZONES

Take a look through our portfolio of Youth Zones to learn more about how we are providing 21st Century youth provision to thousands of young people across the country.

Each Youth Zone is an independent charity, working tirelessly to meet the needs of local young people and the community of which they are a part of.

  • Manchester Youth Zone
  • Wirral Youth Zone

VISIT A YOUTH ZONE...

...and see for yourself the difference we make

Whether you are interested in supporting your local Youth Zone or want to understand how your community project can work with us to create a better future for the young people of our area we’d recommend that you come and see us in person!

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