Greater Manchester Youth Network

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We’re delighted to announce that our chosen charity for the year ahead is GMYN. If you aren’t familiar with the great work it does, here’s the low-down.

Quite simply, GMYN changes the lives of disadvantaged young people across Greater Manchester.

By delivering a range of programmes to young people who are either in care, care leavers or living in poverty, the charity helps them make a successful transition into adulthood.

GMYN provides support in five key ways:

  1. Arranging volunteering opportunities – to develop self-esteem and empathy through helping others
  2. Providing leadership training – to nurture confidence and develop a voice
  3. Holding social activities – to encourage social interaction, make friends, reduce isolation and loneliness
  4. Organising social action initiatives – to develop a sense of community belonging and team work
  5. Helping with practical skills – to promote independence by advising about money management, cooking, communication and preparation for employment

In short, GMYN helps disadvantaged young people become valuable and contributive members of society.