During the 1970’s and 1980’s MYA operated from premises in Sheil Road, Liverpool 6. In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s it was at the forefront of the detached youth work movement, piloting the first street based youth work project in Liverpool in the Anfield district of the city. This successful model was replicated across the city and became a mainstream model for reaching young people who would not walk into a Youth Centre.