The Guardian showcase Leeds – and our political speed dating event!


The Guardian show the many different ways that the cuts will hit Leeds Council and the services that the people of Leeds access, from housing to schools. Representing our very own Leeds Youth Council they talked to a member of LYC and also the British Youth Parliament Al Berry, who, judging by the comments on … Continue reading The Guardian showcase Leeds – and our political speed dating event!

The Spending Review – an alternative solution?


http://robinhoodtax.org.uk/ Take 3 minutes to watch this film made to promote the idea of ‘Robin Hood’ tax. It suggests a way of lightly taxing the finance sector to create funds for those in need, or those that use council or government services, especially those at the sharp end of yesterday’s spending announcement. You can visit … Continue reading The Spending Review – an alternative solution?

NCVYS Young Partners Award 2010


The Higher Aspiration group was nominated for the NCVYS Young Partners Award 2010 and has been short listed for the North region. The group will now attend a glamorous awards ceremony in London on the 4th of December where the final winners of each category will be announced. Watch this space…

My Time @ TYA


In 2005 I joined Youth on Health as a representative, since then I have been involved with The Youth Association in Leeds for many different things.  I have taken part in many one off events and workshops but I have also been involved in lots of on-going projects. From Facilit8 I have gained accreditations to … Continue reading My Time @ TYA

Political Speed Dating


Leeds City Councillors had a “date with the future” yesterday, as young people from across the city took part in a Political Speed-dating Event, organised by The Youth Association at Leeds Civic Hall. Ten young people, armed with questions about a range of issues affecting them, each met ten councillors for a “speed date” of … Continue reading Political Speed Dating

New Issue of 5-2-13 Mag OUT NOW!


The Crew is a programme that creates opportunities for children and young between the ages of 5 and 13 to have a say on what is important to them. One of the ways we do this is through the 5.2.13 magazine. This term brings the release of edition 19 of the 5.2.13 magazine with contributions … Continue reading New Issue of 5-2-13 Mag OUT NOW!

BREEZE Festival 2010


Throughout July and August a group of 14 young people from across the city got together to plan and deliver a citywide consultation of children & young people as part of the Children & Young People’s Plan review. The group wrote and designed a young people friendly survey as well as coming up with a … Continue reading BREEZE Festival 2010

Leeds Youth “Take Over” Parliament


Young people from Leeds will join their peers from around the country, as the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) debate in the House of Commons later this month. Over 300 young people from across the country are set to debate in the House of Commons chamber on Friday 29th October. Members of UKYP, aged 11-18, will … Continue reading Leeds Youth “Take Over” Parliament

Arts Experience Challenge for Young People in Leeds


In August The Youth Association, in partnership with Getaway Girls, delivered a two-day Arts Experience Challenge. The aim of the project was for young women from the culturally diverse areas of inner-city Leeds to have the opportunity to experience using different art forms and to combine these to create an instillation and/or performance. This was … Continue reading Arts Experience Challenge for Young People in Leeds

LS£ash


In June Leeds City Council was informed by the Department for Education that the “ring fence” was removed from the Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF), in addition to this the Youth Capital Fund (YCF) was reduced by 50%. Over the past 3 months, members of the LS£ash panel have been in a range meetings regarding the … Continue reading LS£ash