About: Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) is a youth charity that improves the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people across Greater Manchester (GM).
We support young people to be safe, valued and ambitious by delivering high quality programmes and building capacity of other youth organisations.
History: Founded in 2007, we have grown from a single volunteering project to a registered charity, delivering over 12 programmes across GM.
In early 2017 we were awarded the PQASSO Quality Mark (Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations) at level 2, the highest level available for UK charities.
Youth Programmes: Through our programmes, we provide positive opportunities for 13 to 25 year-olds with experience of care, unemployment, disability or other forms of social isolation to help them move towards a positive future.
Last year, we supported 738 young people, of whom 10% were children in care; 8% were care leavers, 14% had a disability; 39% were not in employment, education or training or at risk of becoming so; and 39% were from an ethnic minority group.