06 07 '21
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Ana is 16 years old and has been attending Future for a year. “Life before I joined Place2Be (Future’s one-to-one counselling) was really hard and quarantine didn’t make that any better. I joined Future because I heard there was a place to talk, I struggle with my mental health, family issues and self confidence; so…

30 06 '21
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As we reflect on this Pride Month we caught with Sam from Write Back UK  This pride month, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be ‘proud’. It’s an emotion I experience regularly as I’m delivering Write Back sessions in Future Youth Zone: pride in the amazing storytellers we work with, pride…

30 06 '21
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Jemimah is a Youth Worker at Future and always gives young people a warm welcome. This Pride Month we chatted to her about her journey of coming out, what it means to be part of the LGBTQ+ community and how allies can support their queer friends! Jemimah grew up in Barking and Dagenham, she lived…

21 05 '21
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Venice, is a 16 year old member of Future Youth Zone. Through the guidance and support of the dedicated youth work team and her peers, she has built up her confidence. Encouraging physical activity over lockdown and interaction with friends has been a key priority: “Before joining Future I used to do the same things…

20 05 '21
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Jaylen is a junior member at Future who regularly attends the Junior and Holiday Club at Future. He is a local resident in Dagenham and lives in a single parent family. When Future first opened Aimee, Jaylens mum asked him if he would attend and after showing him the Future Instagram page Jaylen was keen…

03 04 '21
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Want to keep entertained and have something fun to do with your friends and family? Download our Spring Activity Booklet here and get started. There are lots of challenges and games to participate in. Let us know how you are getting on via our social media: Instagram: @futureyouthzone Twitter: @futureyz Facebook: @FutureYZ

26 03 '21
Comments Off on Period Poverty @ Future

Somewhere another woman is on her period, somewhere another woman is experiencing the same period cramps as you. Knowing we are not alone makes us stronger. No period should make a girl miss out. Future is here to support you with free period packs. Period Poverty means that a female has a lack of access…

11 03 '21
Comments Off on Exciting new projects on the horizon!

Hello Future Youth Zone and OnSide team, young people, supporters and partners! My name is Neel Parti and I am the new Head of Education at Future Youth Zone – I’m very excited to be here and really looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all! I am absolutely blown away by the…

28 01 '21
Comments Off on Future is accredited as a Living Wage Employer

Future has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Youth Zone continues to receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.75. In London, nearly a fifth of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 785,000 jobs. Despite this, we have committed to pay the real Living…

06 01 '21
Comments Off on 11 Foundation Charity Football Tournament
Jeremy West, Chairman and Managing Director of West and Coe Funeral Directors with the Future FC team 

On Friday 11th December 2020, eight young people from Future Youth Zone had the opportunity to take part in a Football Competition hosted by Joe and Carly Cole’s 11 Foundation. The competition brought together teams from businesses and other organisations from across London in support of Future Youth Zone and the wider OnSide Network. The…

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