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
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
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
The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) elections are starting to warm up now, with candidates announced at the beginning of February this year and going to the polls on 1st March.
The Youth Association and Leeds City Museum will continue to work in partnership to go for the National Youth Agency Hear by Rights Silver Award.
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
On the 25th October The Youth Association took a group of young people to the Choose Youth rally in London to learn about the cuts to youth services, meet like-minded people and lobby their MPs for a review of the cuts.
Source: The Press Association The coalition Government’s tax and benefit policies will leave almost a quarter of Britain’s children in poverty by the end of this decade, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Median incomes are expected to fall by 7% over the period 2009-12 – the largest three-year fall … Continue reading New child poverty predicitions
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’
There’s a new facebook campaign for the next 30 days on being safe on the roads. Its aimed at teenagers and young people, helping to raise awareness of the dangers roads pose. Did you know that at least one teenager a day is killed or injured on London’s streets alone? Join Tinie Tempah and others … Continue reading Don’t let your friendship die on the road…