Meet the Team
YPAC Manchester has an experienced team of Youth and Play Workers who spend their time developing the work of the project.
Let’s meet them!
Jo has worked for YPAC on and off for 14 years with a brief stint away at Manchester Youth Zone. She also currently works for TCC on behalf of the Methodists offering treasury support.
Quanita has been a Youthworker for over 9 years and has a passion for giving young people their own voice. She is a qualified social worker and CAMHS practitioner.
Issy has been a Youth Worker for five years and previously worked as a Primary Teacher and SENCO, Studying her Degree in Education. This has given her the opportunity to develop her career in informal education. Issy is a detached Youth worker who covers both East and North Manchester
Nargis works on our Play work session. she is an experienced TA with a specialism working with SEND young people
Curtis volunteers on our Playsession, he brings a lot of joy and vitality to the sessions.
A Brief History of YPAC
“YPAC” is the shorthand and locally known name for YPAC Manchester. Originally a small local church-led initiative called “Youth Project @ Apostles and Cuthbert’s”, YPAC Manchester has grown to become an important local youth project in the Miles Platting, Collyhurst and Ancoats areas of Manchester, registering as a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee in 2010
YPAC relocates offices to St. Georges Community Centre
YPAC starts running Playwork in St. Georges Community Centre to ensure continuous provision of a play session after the closure of the charity delivering it. This expands the age range we are working with from 6-19.