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

Winter is Coming; Bored & Cold? Get Involved!


It’s been 6 months since we returned to Monk Bretton and it definitely hasn’t been 6 months wasted. Thanks to the Big Lottery Reaching Communities programme, we’ve hosted activities like Build a Bike & bike riding with Reverse The Cycle as well as plenty of activities during our summer gala including an assault course, sumo wrestling and … Continue reading Winter is Coming; Bored & Cold? Get Involved!

TYA hits the streets in Monk Bretton


If you keep up with us on our Facebook page then you’ll know we recently secured over £100,000 to work with young people in Monk Bretton, Barnsley, through the Big Lottery Fund. For those of who didn’t know, now you do as the Barnsley Chronicle recently wrote a news story highlighting this brilliant news! After … Continue reading TYA hits the streets in Monk Bretton

Newsday Tuesday


Winter is com– I mean; Friday is coming! Which means it’s Newsday Tuesday time. Usually I’d do these in a video format but I’m tight for time this week guys; sad face. It’s only a brief one today, just going to give you a quick update about the Young Inspectors project and where we’re at. … Continue reading Newsday Tuesday

How has The Youth Association helped me?


Since meeting the staff at The Youth Association (TYA) back in 2010 I have been involved in several projects. From the Choose Youth Rally to volunteering in Barnsley TYA has certainly developed me as a person, increasing and boosting my confidence and helping me get involved actively in various projects. Back in September 2010 when … Continue reading How has The Youth Association helped me?

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