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It’s National Mentoring Day!

Its #NationalMentoringDay Steven was one of the first volunteers to join the programme back in 2017 and since then he’s been nominated for volunteer of the year, supported countless young people, and now works as part of our team! Listen to Steven share his journey from Volunteer Mentor to Assistant Mentoring Coordinator and his experience…
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We’re Celebrating Volunteers Week 2020!

All of our volunteers are crucial to the work we do at The Way Youth Zone. Here’s the Way Mentoring team celebrating the impact of their volunteer mentors:   Thank you also to all of the organisations that work with us to provide opportunities for people within our community to develop new skills, share life…
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3000 push ups for Teenage Cancer Trust!

This month we are raising awareness and encouraging everyone who can to donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust 3000 push ups challenge in June. The Teenage Cancer Trust create world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone. We want your support to…
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Black Lives Matter – Markus speaks out!

Who caught one of our young people Markus on the BBC News yesterday talking about standing up to racism and the Black Lives Matter movement? If not don’t worry we have the whole clip for you here: Massive well done goes to Markus for speaking up, it’s not always easy to talk about subjects like…
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What could youth mentoring do for you?

Listen to Alex, who is one of members and also involved in our mentoring programme, discuss the impact coming to The Way has had on him and how it has helped equip him to achieve his future aspirations  

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week – A Thank you message from our Mentoring Lead – Billie James

The importance and significance of our volunteer’s is simply immeasurable.  Without people dedicating their time and giving back to support young people in our community, The Way Youth Zone and The Mentoring Programme would not be able to provide so many young people with somewhere to go and someone to talk to. One of the main…
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Celebrating Volunteers’ Week – Natalie Withers – I’m Excited to see where it takes me next.

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Back in 2016 I started studying Photography at university and I was looking for a good place to get some work experience. I’d heard about The Way looking for some volunteers – I thought maybe this would be a fun place to spend my summer, gaining new skills…
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Celebrating Volunteers’ Week – Mitchell Hubble – From Volunteer Mentor to Mentoring Support Youth Worker

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] 2018 – I was searching for a new job towards the end of my role I had previously and saw the opportunity to volunteer with The Way Mentoring Programme and after doing some research about the programme and The Way I really wanted to have the chance to…
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Celebrating Volunteers’ Week – Zenni Shaw – My Very Own Mentoring Journey

When I first heard of The Way Mentoring Programme, I was in my second year of my Psychology degree and was already mentoring looked after children and first year students. This programme sounded different to any other mentoring I’d done before, with more of a focus on one to one support, aimed at personal development…
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Youngsters get creative in new Art room

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Wolverhampton’s The Way Youth Zone officially unveiled its new-look art room, ready for youngsters to get their creative juices flowing. It comes after young people at the youth club called for their mentors to offer an open-plan studio packed with specialist art equipment. Nayah Shaw, combined arts coordinator…
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