Future’s Art Gallery

Future’s 5th Anniversary Art Show: A Triumph of Creativity Future recently celebrated our 5th birthday with an art show that exceeded all expectations, marking a memorable milestone with a spectacular display of talent and creativity. The event was a resounding success, drawing in a diverse crowd of art enthusiasts, community members, and proud families. The […]

Annual Report

The team at Future are very pleased to share our new Annual Report for 2023-4. As a charity, we’re committed to sharing our impact with all stakeholders whenever we can.    This Annual Report includes: statistics on what we’ve achieved this year; stories from young people; an update on our three-year strategy ‘Our Future is […]

Future’s 5th Birthday

It’s now been 5 years since Future Youth Zone opened it’s doors to young people so we’re planning to celebrate in style with young people and the wider community over the coming days. I’ve been reflecting on everything that the Youth Zone has achieved the last 5 years and there are so many proud moments […]

May 18th Community Day

Join us for the celebration of Future Youth Zone’s 5th birthday! We want the whole of Barking and Dagenham to mark the occasion with us and remember all the amazing moments we’ve had over the past 5 years. All young people aged 12 and below will need to be accompanied by an adult. The event […]

Youth Mental Health Thriving

When I read “A quarter to half of all adult mental illness may be preventable with appropriate interventions in childhood and adolescence” from the Essex County Council website, I knew from firsthand experience how true this is.  Working at Future Youth Zone, in the borough Dagenham that borders Essex, I see every day the huge positive impacts […]

Drama Production

On Tuesday 3rd October the drama group in UrStage at Future Youth Zone showcased a production of ‘I Love You Mum, I Promise I Won’t Die’. The play, written by esteemed playwright Mark Wheeller, tells the heart-breaking true story of Dan Spargo-Mabbs who tragically lost his life in January 2014, three days after taking a lethal […]

Archie at the Youth Select Committee

On Friday 22nd September, Archie, a Young Leader, was invited to the British Council – Youth Select Committee at the Houses of Parliament. He was invited to talk about the impact of the cost of living on young people and the importance of a Youth Zone in his community. Alongside other Young Leaders, Archie was […]

Reptile Rendezvous at Future Youth Zone

In an event that had children and staff alike buzzing with excitement, Future Youth Zone played host to a thrilling reptile encounter organised by a group of daring herpetologists. The children of Barking and Dagenham got up close and personal with an array of scaly and creepy-crawly critters, from slithering snakes to eight-legged arachnids, all […]

Winter Free Meals

As temperatures dropped and winter set in, there were some young people who may not have had the luxury of having a warm meal. In light of this, during the winter from November to March, we were offering a free hot meal to all young people during every evening and weekend session. Future was dedicated […]

Suriyaa’s Story

I am thrilled to be the new associate trustee of Future Youth Zone. What an honour! My adventure with Future began back in 2016 when I was introduced to this fantastic organisation through the Young People’s Development Group. This was a turning point for me, the start of a journey that would significantly shape my […]