Morgan Drummond has taken the time to tell us what an amazing difference this summer’s Tell Me programme has had on her life. Morgan was one of 17 young people, all students at Wakefield College, who took part in TYA’s ‘Tell Me’ programme to help them stay on-track with their studies and to think … Continue reading Morgan tells us about Tell Me
This week we welcomed the ‘class’ of 2018-19 to TYA, when Huddersfield University students Sherry, Celina and Cameron joined us at the start of their placements with us for the coming year. We only take on the best and all 3 will be planning and delivering quality youth work sessions throughout West and South Yorkshire, supported … Continue reading Top of the class
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