TYA and Talent Match Ambassador Millie asked us to share her story with everyone and we were more than happy to do so. Millie has done some amazing work as an Ambassador and she is enjoying the new job she found as a result of being part of the Talent Match programme. Millie has Asperger’s … Continue reading A Millie in a million
After months of preparation by Talent Match Ambassadors, the Youth Board interview day finally arrived. On Monday 10th of September, 8 young people came to the Leeds Marriott Hotel to participate in a 3-part interview designed by the Talent Match Ambassadors. The afternoon began with 3 Ambassadors facilitating a group interview; the 8 applicants answered … Continue reading Board not bored
The Youth Association has been chosen by the KFC Foundation as it’s charity partner in Yorkshire and the Humber. This fantastic news means that every KFC outlet in Yorkshire will display posters telling KFC customers about TYA and the work we do and encouraging customers to donate change in on-counter collection boxes. As well as … Continue reading It’s finger lickin’ good news!
Young adults from Fusion Housing joined a group from Proper Job Theatre Company this week, to take part in an outdoor team challenge held at Oakwell Hall Country Park in Birstall . After solving some challenging problems, the group built an impressive shelter and tested their culinary skills, cooking outdoors in a ‘one pot challenge’. … Continue reading Fun in the sun
Our new recruits joined the Talent Match Ambassador team yesterday for a very important session. Everyone offered a warm welcome to Sophie Hughes and Mark Freeman who joined us from the Kirklees area. Along with our existing Talent Match Ambassadors, Mark and Sophie started the process of creating a ‘Youth Board’ to help manage young … Continue reading New recruits
Last Saturday, a group of young people from Barnsley representing different cultures and backgrounds, achieved their challenge to climb the highest mountain in England and Wales. Despite the soaring temperature, the young people from our Lundwood and Belonging in Barnsley groups kept their cool and made it to the top. After a year of planning, … Continue reading Snowdon. Done.
On Monday, a group of 5 of the Talent Match Ambassadors were invited to present their ideas about why they think the project is so important to senior staff and Board members of BIG, the National Lottery Fund managing organisation. At the Lottery’s regional office in Leeds, the Ambassadors joined TYA boss Andy Clow and … Continue reading TM Ambassadors win Lottery…over
In two weeks young people from across Barnsley will be climbing Mount Snowdon in a group that represents many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This challenge has seen months of preparation, with TYA providing sessions and residentials aimed at social mixing, meeting new people and making new friends, as well as preparing the group for … Continue reading Shay’s ready for Snowdon
Amber, one of our young Trustees has made the brave decision to move to Romania to volunteer at an orphanage called Pro Vita. Over the past 6 years she says she has changed from a person who was too anxious to even order a take-away to someone who is moving to a completely different country … Continue reading Red, Amber, Go!
Foundation’s young people’s supported housing project ‘Flagship’ is in the process of being inspected by Youth Approved young inspectors. A Youth Approved team are consulting service users and seeking their opinions about quality and potential improvements to Flagship. Over coming weeks, young inspectors will interview Foundation staff and management too to get their perspectives on … Continue reading Foundation getting Youth Approved