Yor-zone- the website for young people (aged 11-18) in York – celebrates its first birthday this week.
To visit the site go to http://www.yor-zone.org.uk/, follow us on twitter @yorzone or like our facebook page/YorZone.
City of York Council launched Yor-zone.org.uk last year, providing for the first time a single site where young people in York could access information about local services and opportunities. Whether it’s about things to do in York or information on a variety of issues such as volunteering opportunities and careers, the site provides a one-stop-shop for local young people.
In its first year Yor-zone has had over 20,000 visits, rising from 600 each month initially to around 2000 a month more recently. Yor-zone also engages with young people on facebook and twitter- providing information and updates through social media.
Work to develop and improve the site continues with the Young Web Designers’ Group (young people aged 11-18) meeting monthly to oversee and suggest improvements to the site. Most recent developments include a revamp of the Futures4Me pages, which includes new information, a new layout and newly filmed YouTube features.