Youth Leads has helped my social skills a lot. I didn’t think I was confident enough to speak to people and I found it hard to leave the house. Just being able to interact with people is now a lot easier. Volunteering has changed my life and now I have got a job that I love because I’ve been able to develop myself.
Your journey will start with an informal group meeting where you’ll get to meet other amazing young people.
You’ll then take part in a series of planning sessions, where you, amongst other Youth Leaders will plan the theme for Xplode Magazine and our Fashion Shoot.
There’ll be an opportunity to plan your social action project (this is where you and others will pick a topic that’s important to you and decide how you want to create positive change in your community).
There will be a whole host of other opportunities for you to get stuck into! For example, taking on leadership roles such as Magazine Editor, Fashion Editor and Social Action Assistant – we’ll provide you with the opportunity to develop skills for your future.
You’ll also get the unique chance to get face-to-face with employers in our Industry Insight sessions. Previous hosts have provided our Young Leaders with the knowledge of how to create a personal brand, tips to getting into journalism as well as how to use social media to your advantage!
Finally, prompted by feedback from our past Youth Leaders, we now have dedicated Employ sessions which equip you with the skills to ace CV and job application writing too!
Youth Leads UK is a Licensed Organisation for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This means you can use your time on our three-month Leadership Programme towards your DofE Award. Read more here.
We’ve teamed up with One Million Mentors to give you virtual one-to-one mentoring which will help you find employment. You can read more on the One Million Mentors website here.
During my time at Youth Leads, I have learned how to initiate and create change to benefit my local community, taking an idea and learning how to put it into action. Through Youth Leads, I have had the opportunity to work in a team alongside like-minded people. I have been made to feel valued, and as a result, I have become more confident sharing my thoughts and ideas with others.
We're running our next Leadership Programmes in March 2023.
The programmes will run in Manchester and Salford.
More details below.
Our programmes are completely free for you to partake in, and there’ll be something happening every week! The next programmes will start in September in two locations within Greater Manchester. We host our programmes with partner universities to give you a look into what this environment is like. Even if you’re not thinking of going to university, you’ll get to be a part of our programmes in cutting-edge modern environments within leading establishments. Sessions take place in the evenings between 5.30 pm & 7:00 pm.
Location 1 – Bolton – September 2023
Venue to be Confirmed
Location 2 – Salford/Trafford – September 2023
Venue to be Confirmed
We host leadership programmes all over Greater Manchester. Even if our next leadership programme isn’t near you, be sure to leave your details below, and we’ll reach out when we’re next in your area! In the meantime, we’ll share other great opportunities to work with us.
Fill out the application form below and we’ll get back to you with all you need to get started!