N-Gage is an award-winning Manchester-based charity that gives young people at risk of educational and social exclusion opportunities and skills to reach their full potential. N-Gage work in partnership with schools, the police and the city council to provide flexible and targeted approaches to anti-social behaviour and educational exclusion. It is young person centred, willing to go wherever young people are, committed to working with the most difficult to reach, keen to challenge stereotypes of young people and champions young people.
N-Gage activities include:
- Catalyst – a detached youth work programme
- Transform – community action projects
- Revolution – activity weeks
- Young Leaders’ Programme
- Catalyst Youth Centre at Burnage
- Elevate – school inclusion programme
N-Gage is headed up by Christie Spurling, whose personal experience of the struggles and challenges of being adopted has helped him to communicate with and help disengaged young people. Claire Bramwell works at N-Gage as Operations Team Leader.