Young People

We have lots of opportunities for teenagers and children to take part in activities and learn new skills, working alongside fantastic partners across the city. If you are a parent, teacher or group leader and would like to find out how to get involved contact michelle.wright@onemanchester.co.uk or call 07940 758168.

Are you unsure what you want to do after Year 11?
Are you struggling with your career choices?

Our drop-in sessions for young people aged 14 to 19 offer a range of support, advice and guidance around looking and applying for traineeships, apprenticeships, further education, training, jobs and personal development programmes.

We have allocated key workers to support your transition into employment, training or further education. Call in at the following locations:

Mondays 3pm-5pm
East Hub, Belle Vue House, 27 Garratt Way, Gorton, M18 8HE

Wednesdays 1.30pm-4.30pm
The Place, Platt Lane, Fallowfield, M14 7FB

Our radio project allows participants to work towards an Arts Awards Silver qualification. The project is 10 x 2-hour sessions taking place after school and working with One Manchester’s Youth Coordinator. The training is practical and culminates with a live show on ALL FM 96.9, which is written and presented by the young people.

What does it include?

  • Devise and write for a radio show
  • Drive the desk and use the hardware
  • Utilise Myriad and other related software to make a radio show
  • Develop interview skills
  • Talk on the mic
  • Understand radio law
  • Edit audio
  • Use digital hand-held recorders

What the participants will gain:

  • IT knowledge
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Interview practice
  • Teamworking skills
  • Peer mentoring
  • Social and communication skills
  • Writing experience

This project is a voice for young people in Manchester offering the chance to highlight issues, promote events and play music by young Mancunian musicians.

For budding actors or actresses with ambitions to star in a film or play, or those more interested in the backstage side of things working in wardrobe or with props? We can also help with film creation if that’s of interest.

We offer experience in various aspects of performance, and not only that, we can even access theatre tickets for just £1.

This project teaches young people basic photography techniques such as:

  • The rule of third
  • Leading lines
  • Fill the frame
  • Negative space

One recent photography projects called identity provided young women and men with a platform to address the issues and concerns they face by using photography. It looks at relationships, body image, identity, self-esteem, online safety and child sexual exploitation. The aim is to improve communication and teamwork abilities as well as decision-making skills, resilience, creativity and motivation.

Arts and Crafts
For youngsters wanting to get creative and meet new people, they can come along to our weekly arts and crafts club. Head to The Place on Platt Lane in Fallowfield, Monday from 4.30-5.30 or The Wells Centre in Clayton from 3.30pm-5.30pm.

Music
Young people who would like to write their own lyrics, create their own melody and make new friends along the away can get involved in our music project.

Fashion
Youngsters who love fashion, textiles and accessories but are on a budget can learn how to repair and extend the life of their clothes and create individual hand-finished outfits without having to spend designer label prices.

Spray Painting
Our recent spray painting project not only got the kids to get creative but brightened up local estate garages with fun and colourful artwork which gave the children a sense of pride.