Joe Davies (aged 16) is set to be the first of our Young Upstarts to launch his new business with TYA’s support. Joe, from Ackworth near Wakefield, has worked with dogs and trained them since he was a nipper, and now he’s about to turn his dog training talents into what he hopes will be … Continue reading Top dog! Joe’s starting!
Last Thursday, during half-term week, six young people from Monk Bretton in Barnsley braved the cold and drizzle to take part in our BMX bike project. The event was part of an ongoing project funded by Fair Share to work with local young people to develop their technical riding and maintenance skills and help them to … Continue reading On yer bike!
TYA is set to get a new Trustee on its Board and he will be one of the youngest charity trustees in the country. Tom Gatehouse has been participating in youth work sessions with TYA for over 4 years and sees joining our Board of Trustees as a great way to take his involvement with us to … Continue reading Tom leads the way
On Tuesday night, Roz Brunsdon (the Site Support Manager for Moto) dropped in to South Parade to present TYA with a cheque for £650. Moto are Britain’s leading provider of motorway services and TYA has been one of the charities adopted by the Moto site at Woolley Edge on the M1. Roz raised the money … Continue reading Thanks to Moto!
Help to show the United Nations that educating girls around the world is a priority. Just follow this link to www.raiseyourhandnow.com and join the facebook page that’s aiming to register 1 million supporters before October 11th’s first ever International Day of the Girl. Go on, girls, support your sisters! And I’m sure that the support … Continue reading Raise your hand now!
I had a great meeting this week with Terry King OBE, who is the North of England manager for PRIME, (Prince Charles’ initiative to help older people to get into enterprise and start their own business). We are keen to bring together some of the young entrepreneurs who are currently doing such great work on … Continue reading Never too old (or young) to start
On Friday 21st September, I attended the event organised jointly by Voluntary Action Leeds and Children England to raise awareness of the powers that are now open to local groups and charities under the Localism Act. Hosted at the St George’s Centre, the event was over-subscribed as local VCS representatives and key staff from Leeds City … Continue reading A Local Act for Local People?
Some of you will know that last Saturday (15th October) I set out to run 50 miles (82km) to raise money for the Youth Association to buy outdoor and camping equipment, so that we can give many more young people the chance to take to the hills and have fun in tents. I was taking … Continue reading Made it!
Andy Clow, Chief Executive of The Youth Association, will be trying to run 50 miles around his home town of Rotherham on Saturday 15th October, to raise money for local young people and to raise awareness of the hard times that youth work charities are going through. Andy (aged 45) will be starting in the … Continue reading Chief Executive to run 50 miles for TYA
The Youth Association was informed today that it has been successful in its recent review by Investors in People and is to receive a Bronze Award. The award recognises the great work done by The Youth Association to develop and use the talents of its staff and volunteers. TYA received its first Investors in People award in … Continue reading Association goes Bronze