Who We Are & What We Do

SKILLS. POTENTIAL. CHANGE.

Xplode Magazine is Greater Manchester's leading youth-led charity for 12-22 year olds. Xplode gives young people the opportunity to volunteer and make a difference.

We produce a quarterly magazine which is our vehicle for skills development, youth voice and life readiness.

We support young people become leaders and give them opportunities to shine through our peer-to-peer-led Employ programme. Young people train other young people in key employability skills.

OUR PRIORITIES

SKILLS ENRICHMENT

Immersing young people into new and challenging environments to develop and learn new skills through seminars, xchange trips, training sessions, work experience and mentorship.

SELF-EMPOWERING POTENTIAL

Enabling young people to develop as world-class citizens through increased responsibility, opportunities and recognition. We do this through youth-led projects, co-design and pathways to progress into senior roles.

INFLUENCING CHANGE

Influencing decision making across society through elevated youth voice opportunities. We work tirelessly to improve perceptions of young people, challenge decision makers, board representation and regular research.

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEER'S THINK

OUR VOLUNTEERS' THOUGHTS

OUR IMPACT

94%

FEEL MORE EMPLOYABLE

87%

FEEL MORE CONFIDENT IN THEMSELVES

100%

WOULD RECCOMEND VOLUNTEERING AT XPLODE TO THEIR FRIENDS

63%

IN EMPLOYMENT AS A DIRECT RESULT OF VOLUNTEERING

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEER'S SAY

Volunteering at Xplode has given me skills that I can take into the real world of work. Having Xplode on my CV has really helped me stand out from the crowd.

KASEY SMITH

VOLUNTEER
I’ve created new friends, found my creative passion in writing and now I know that I want to be a journalist!

CHLOE WILSON

VOLUNTEER
I feel a lot more confident and my highlight has been interviewing famous people!

MO JIVA

VOLUNTEER
Being with Xplode has been incredible! I'm living my dream and I cannot thank Xplode enough for the support, encouragement, learning and opportunities!

LYDIA GERMAN

TRUSTEE

SUPPORT ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE BRITISH YOUTH CHARITIES

There are many ways to support our work with Greater Manchester's 12-22 year olds. Besides advertising in our magazine, booking our training sessions, or offering opportunities for young people, we can be entirely bespoke in our collaboration.

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