WHO AND WHAT IS VYM
VYM is a Manchester-based and focused network of not-for-profit organisations that work with young people. Our members utilize a variety of methodologies in their work with young people, the common ground being the aim to empower and improve the life chances of those with whom they work.
VYM operates on a limited budget with minimal staff and volunteers. We are therefore dependent on the goodwill of workers across the voluntary youth sector who give their time, skills and expertise for the mutual benefit of our organisations and the young people we ultimately serve. We are also well supported by a Board of Trustees who provide both strategic guidance as well as valuable time and expertise.
VYM members come in all shapes and sizes:
M13 Youth Project is a community-based voluntary sector project that works together with young people to create opportunities for enjoyment, learning, action and change.
Levenshulme Youth Project was set up in January 2012 to address the lack of open access youth activities in the area. The project was initiated by local residents Jo Latham-Brown, Lydia Merril and Hannah Peake with support from Great Places Housing Group and the Inspire Centre.