This Year's Charity
Part of the region's premier business event.
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We’re The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton. We’re open 7 days a week, 363 days a year offering young people 8-19 (or up to 25 with a disability) over 20 action-packed activities every night.
Want to know more? Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin. Our story began back in 2012 when Wolverhampton City Council in partnership with local business people saw the OnSide Youth Zone model in other towns and cities and as a result wanted to give the young people of Wolverhampton access to a Youth Zone, and the benefits it can bring for the whole community.
We were fortunate to be supported by many people for the initial 3 year phase of The Way, including The City of Wolverhampton Council - who is still one of The Way's major partners, providing vital investment towards both its initial construction and ongoing costs. Over 3 years, we have gone from strength to strength - with over 180,000 visits! We are now entering a new phase and while many of our initial supporters are continuing to work with us, we are keen to partner with additional organisations and people at this time to continue to develop this great resource for the City. We are 85% reliant on donations. It’s a team effort, in the community, with the community, for the community.
We have over 3,000 members from all walks of life and we are inclusive to all. For just £5 membership for the year and for just 50p per session young people can access our facilities and services. From sports to music to career advice and more there is something for everyone. We also run family sessions which take place on a Sunday afternoon, giving families the opportunity to come together and take part in fun activities at a very affordable price. We are somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to in. Our mission is to be the go to place for young people in Wolverhampton and we pride ourselves in bringing communities and families together.