About: Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) is a youth charity that creates opportunities so that disadvantaged young people from across Greater Manchester (GM) can take steps towards a positive future.
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 improve the lives of 13 to 25 year-olds across Greater Manchester with experience of care, unemployment, disability or other forms of social isolation.
Impact: 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.