We are GMYN and our mission is to enable young people to have a positive impact on their lives and the wider community

What we do

Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) supports young people aged 10-25 across Greater Manchester by offering innovative and exciting opportunities to build key skills and confidence.

We deliver a range of development programmes and drop-in activities to help young people transition to adulthood feeling supported, positive, and valued.

“GMYN has turned my life around. If it weren’t for them, I don’t know where I’d be right now – they are like my family”

Young person – Participating in our Manchester care leavers programme

Every young person deserves a chance!

Our key focus is supporting young people who face particular challenges, including young people with experience of the care system, young people with social, emotional and mental health needs,  disabled and neurodivergent young people, unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, and young people who are not ready for work.

Transforming young people's lives

We deliver a range of exciting development programmes and drop-in activities to help young people transition to adulthood feeling skilled, supported and positive.

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Giving young people a voice

We want to ensure young people have a space to share their voices and lived experiences. We want to enable our young people to influence and make change happen!

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We need your support!

GMYN can’t deliver its vital support without the help of supporters and donations. If you like what we do and want to help, why not go to our supporter’s page to find out how you can get involved?

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Stay up to date

We are calling on more businesses in Greater Manchester to follow John Lewis’ example

John Lewis has recently pledged to support 300 care experienced workers by 2025, and we hope this encourages more businesses to follow in their footsteps.

The importance of the youth vote

Alex Fairweather, our CEO of GMYN, speaks out about the difficulties for young people to voice their opinions and be heard in the run up to the general election

GMYN x Westwood Cup is less than a month away!

On Thursday 4th July, sixteen teams, made up of local businesses and GMYN's young people, will battle it out for the chance of becoming GMYN x Westwood Cup Champions.

Thank you to our funders

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