How one country persuaded teens to give up drink and drugs
How has Iceland managed to turn its teenage substance abuse around? Iceland had one of the worst teenage drinking and drug problems in Europe during the 80’s and 90’s. By 2017 it had one of the best. This BBC segment gives us an insight into the Icelandic mindset and how more »
BBC Interview about The Teenage Brain.
Interested in what makes the teenage brain tick? This fascinating BBC Radio gives some interesting insights. Until recently, it was thought that human brain development was all over by early childhood but research in the last decade has shown that the adolescent brain is still changing into early adulthood. Jim more »
Churchill Travelling Fellowships
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Bursaries. Travel to make a Difference. Manx Youth Opportunities will be pleased to offer help and advice to any young person on the island who wants to apply for a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Bursary. The grants are made to young people from all walks of more »
MYO Student Natasha McKenzie Sends VSO News From Tajikistan.
Manx Youth Opportunities was delighted to be able to help local teenager Natasha McKenzie join a VSO Voluntary Services Organisation trip to Tajikistan. This journey is turning into an incredible life experience for Natasha as she works with other volunteers to help a local womens’ co-operative venture and an education more »
MYO Coaching Program Results In Work Experience Placement.
Isle of Man teenager Jasmine Potts has long dreamed of becoming an automotive engineer. Now, with the help of MYO and thanks to a local business, her dream is one step closer. LC Motors – who are based on the West Quay at Ramsay – were so impressed by Jasmine’s more »
Natasha’s Journey to Tajikistan Supported by Manx Youth Opportunities
“The VSO (http://www.vso.org.uk/) is an amazing charity that sends youths aged 18-25 to many poverty stricken countries, including Africa, Tanzania, Philippines and India. Volunteers work on major projects effecting community groups, such as HIV/AIDS awareness and global warming through to empowering women and preventing women and children sex trafficking. I more »
Allan Brew Motorcycle Racing
This is not strictly a youth project but inspiring all the same. Allan Brew took part in his first Isle of Man TT in 1978 and came second. Not bad for a first outing on the world’s most famous motorcycling competition. After a long career, Allan is now racing classic more »
James Flies the Flag for the Isle of Man in Peru
Isle of Man flag flies in Machu Picchu. Manx Youth Opportunities aims to help young people in the Isle of Man to gain work experience and to develop their career path. In November 2012, one of the young people associated with the group – James Wren – headed off for more »