MAD Lab - Empowering Hope
Why are we MAD?
The MAD Lab is a programme designed to deliver creative and inspiring projects showcasing the talents of young adults from across Greater Manchester. The MAD Lab will provide a creative space for young people to collaborate, design, promote and organise.
Young adults Making A Difference - listening, learning and inspiring others.
A space to explore ways of supporting the community, a space to create, a space to inspire, a space to build, a space to talk, listen, learn, and share, and, a space to empower others to do the same.
Not MAD - Making A Difference
MAD Lab will provide a platform for young people to:
- be heard
- develop their skills
- gain new transferable skills
- get support
- walk the walk
- talk the talk
- create a business
- establish a community initiative
- create a campaign to bring about change
NO IDEAS ARE OFF LIMITS! - MAD?
The MAD Lab project has been developed under the umbrella of St Antony's Centre, a charity that has supported people of all ages and communities across the North West for over 40 years.
The Centre is located in the industrial heart of Manchester, in a former school which is one of the last remaining historic buildings from the original Trafford Park Village. This unique setting provides the perfect space to bring young adults together and develop ideas, explore and create.
The only remit for those participating in the project is to find ways of Making A Difference!
Driven and supported by an energetic team, participants can choose a project to engage with or create their own.
Delivered over 6 months, St Antony's Centre will provide the tools and resources both practically and emotionally to instill confidence and empowerment through guided sessions, training and support at every stage.
We will help motivate and empower young people to Make A Difference by becoming active participants in their community or to develop responses to young peoples needs today.