Supporting and nurturing young leaders in the community for over half a decade, the creative arts hub, which specialises in dance, music and boxing is now facing an uncertain future.
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WEEK ONE: 84YOUTH
84Youth is a youth-led organisation based in Moss Side. After losing their friend to knife violence, 84Youth’s Akemia, Demi and Jayvon talk about the impact it’s had on their lives. Akemia explains what 84Youth are doing to prevent knife crime.
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WEEK TWO: HIDEAWAY
The Hideaway Youth Project is Manchester’s oldest youth centre. It turned 54 this year and has supported generations of families in the Moss Side community. This episode takes you inside the project to meet some of the youth workers and young people that go there.
WEEK THREE: IRVINE
Irvine Williams is the youth work manager at the Hideaway Youth Project in Moss Side. Like a lot of the staff, he came to Hideaway as a young man, started volunteering at the project before becoming a full-time youth worker. From Hideaway, he’s seen Moss Side change over the years, from the riots in 1981 to the so-called ‘Gunchester’ era of the nineties to the strong community that exists today. This is Irvine’s story.
WEEK FOUR: MELVYN
The Hideaway Youth Project is Manchester’s oldest youth centre, able to make a difference in the lives of generations of young people in the moss Side community. In this episode, we meet Melvyn MacDonald. People say Melvyn has been a youth worker since he was 3. Melvyn explains how his mother and the loss of a friend set him on the pathway to youth work.