Emma has worked at CYZ since 2015.
Why does Emma enjoy working at CYZ?
On the surface CYZ is just a fancy building, a place that delivers a wide range of fun activities to young people. I love how it’s a safe and fun environment, where kids can be kids, when they walk through those doors, make and meet friends and try their hand at just about anything.
But for some young people, it’s a completely different experience. We work with a number of vulnerable young people, with stories that break your heart. Here they can access some much-needed support from a remarkable team of youth workers, mentors and volunteers. For me, when you’re working with a young person in crisis and one day you can just walk through those doors, and just capture a moment when that young person, is at ease, feels safe and has a smile on their face, and they’re just being a kid, it’s completely priceless.
What’s does Emma do at CYZ?
My role requires me to build lasting relationships with a diverse group of people and businesses, particularly funders. Managing requests, projects and ideas for collaboration. I coordinate and deliver a variety of events, fundraise and look after our social media platforms and communications.