CEO Kathryn introduces you to OnSide Youth Zones
OnSide Youth Zones is a registered charity, which transforms the lives of young people through the creation of world-class, exciting spaces – our Youth Zones.
They are bright, vibrant, multi-sports/activity buildings staffed by passionate youth workers and volunteers, which offer a safe, inspiring and supportive environment that facilitates young people’s development into confident, happy and resilient adults.
OnSide is the brainchild of entrepreneur Bill Holroyd who during his time as Chair of Bolton Lads and Girls Club, recognised the outstanding value and impact of the club on young people and local communities across the town. Bill has made it his life’s ambition to replicate the BLGC ‘model’ across the country, so that thousands more young people can benefit from a first-class facility like Bolton.
Youth Zones revolve around the simple philosophy of providing young people aged 8-19, or up to 25 for those with a disability, with Somewhere to go, Something to do and Someone to talk to.
We’re working tirelessly to lead young people on a more promising path, to give them every opportunity to develop into happy, healthy, positive and aspirational adults.
OnSide has a network of 10 Youth Zones across the UK and in 2019 the charity will open its first three in London: Barking and Dagenham, Barnet and Croydon.