Midway through our Big Lottery grant in Barnsley


Adopt the Outdoors in its final year Our street-based youth work project – Adopt the Outdoors – has had a successful second year in the Monk Bretton Ward. Our youth workers have been continually on the streets throughout the year and have worked with 228 young people! Street-based workshops and activities are taking place in … Continue reading Midway through our Big Lottery grant in Barnsley

TREASURED! A museum exhibition by young people for young people


Leeds City Museum and The Youth Association have been working in partnership to support young people to put on an exhibition for young people by young people. This exhibition is part of ‘Precious Cargo’ a project led by young people, inspired by Yorkshire’s world collections. It is one of the projects at the heart of … Continue reading TREASURED! A museum exhibition by young people for young people

Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra


  The Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra (LYJRO) received a grant from a funding called LS£ash (Youth Opportunity Fund) which was coordinated by The Youth Association. This grant has meant the band have had the money to record their second CD. The money was put towards studio time and the production of the CD’s. At … Continue reading Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra

UK Youth Parliament Elections 2012-2014


We are currently holding elections for Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) for Leeds and welcome applications from any young person who lives or goes to school in Leeds and who is aged between 11 and 18 years old (inclusive). Members of Youth Parliament are elected in every part of the UK. There are currently over … Continue reading UK Youth Parliament Elections 2012-2014

‘Young people’s involvement in decision making’


The UK Government, through the Department for Education, has published a paper called ‘Young people’s involvement in decision making’. This paper puts forward ideas about how the UK Government should support, and involve, young people in public decision making. It focuses on the more formal ways young people have their say, outside of school – … Continue reading ‘Young people’s involvement in decision making’