Our Priorities

Services Provided and Key Successesvym bubble

VYM is committed to supporting and developing effective and high quality youth work in Manchester through:

1. Campaigning – Advocating for appropriate funding to deliver a quality youth offer, as well as representing the VCS in a range of forums

2. Collaborating – Promoting collaboration and partnership working, including modelling this, identifying and meeting gaps in provision, in areas including:

  • Mental health & emotional wellbeing
  • Education, Employment & Training
  • Young Peoples Participation
  • Advice, Information and Guidance
  • Engagement with criminal justice system
  • Substance use and misuse

3. Curriculum Development  – The development and promotion of a clear curriculum for groups delivering the Youth Offer

4. Capacity Building – Working with a range of partners to provide advice, support and training to small and medium sized voluntary and community organisations, to enable them to play a part in the Youth Offer

5. Quality Assurance – Establishing and promoting clear quality standards for organisations delivering the Youth Offer