M13 Youth Project creates safe and nurturing spaces in our local communities which promote fun, learning, growth, action and change, for and with over 600 children, young people and young dads (aged 5-24yrs) annually, who face intersecting challenges, barriers and adverse childhood experiences. We use trauma-informed youth and community development work principles and practices, and a collaborative approach, to enrich the lives of those we work together with.    

We are a community-based voluntary sector project, established in 1995 by the current Manager, Helen, specialising in street-based 'detached' youth work with young people who face intersecting challenges, barriers and adverse childhood experiences. We work with young people in Ardwick and Hulme, and with young parents city-wide, working from an inclusive Christian value-base, using the principles and practices of youth work and informal education, supported by trauma-informed practices and interventions, to enable young people to: feel safe, reconnect with their worth, develop resilience and resilient networks and to identify and achieve the things in their lives that have value and meaning to them.


We primarily do this through conversation, spending time out on the streets in our communities every day ('detached youth work'), meeting, listening to and talking with young people and developing further activities together, chosen by young people, such as: trips, groups work, residentials, projects, workshops, accredited learning, volunteering, personal and community action.


We believe all young people deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and that each young person can love, think, create, reflect, enjoy, achieve and make a positive difference to their world.


M13 is a Registered Charity, No 1197730 (from 13th July 2022, formerly Charity No. 1069401).

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