What We Do

Our programs

At Manchester Youth Empowerment Club (MYEC), we utilize a variety of activities to address the challenges of social media and vaping addiction, promoting social, psychological, and emotional well-being. Each activity is thoughtfully designed to cater not only to the general youth population but also to the unique needs of our young people, many of whom come from immigrant families (refugees and asylum seekers). Our approach is underpinned by our commitment to cultural sensitivity and inclusivity, a quality for which MYEC has been recognized and commended by local authorities.

  • Seminar/Workshops: These sessions provide vital education on the risks and impacts of addiction. They also foster social skills and offer psychological tools to resist peer pressure, crucial for youths, especially those from immigrant backgrounds who may face additional social challenges.

  • Educational Support: This program assists in bridging educational gaps, a common issue for refugee and asylum-seeking youths. It not only enhances academic skills but also boosts confidence and fosters a sense of belonging, aiding in their psychological and emotional well-being.

  • Drama Class: Drama classes offer a creative outlet for self-expression and emotional exploration. They are particularly beneficial for immigrant youths, allowing them to process their experiences and emotions in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Mentorship Programs: Personalized mentorship provides a stable support system, especially important for youths from unstable or traumatic backgrounds. Mentors offer guidance, emotional support, and a positive role model, contributing significantly to their mentees' overall well-being.

  • Sports Tournaments: Sports are a universal language, capable of transcending cultural barriers. Participation in sports tournaments promotes physical health, teamwork, and a sense of community – all essential for the social and emotional development of young immigrants.

  • Music Instrument Training: Learning an instrument can be therapeutic, offering a form of emotional release and a way to develop new skills and interests. It's especially empowering for immigrant youths, providing a sense of achievement and a way to connect with others.

Our quality mark in Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusivity highlights our dedication to understanding and meeting the diverse cultural needs of our beneficiaries. This recognition confirms that our activities are not only fit for purpose but also effectively tailored to the unique experiences of asylum seekers and refugees.

In conclusion, the factual evidence of our success lies in the positive feedback from our participants, the commendations from local authorities, and the visible improvement in the well-being of the youths we serve. Our activities are not just activities; they are stepping stones to a brighter, healthier, and more inclusive future for all young people, irrespective of their background.

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