Foundation getting Youth Approved

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

Star performance

Newly-arrived young people in Barnsley often face disadvantages on many levels. This is particularly true for Roma gypsy young people, who lack access to services and suffer marginalisation and discrimination.  In summer 2017 we were asked by Barnsley council to help the local Roma community find its voice and feel part of Barnsley. Over the … Continue reading Star performance


VOTE FOR US!  We have been shortlisted to get almost £24,000 from RBS Inspiring Youth Enterprise to support or Young Upstarts programme, but we only get the money if kind people like you vote for us!  It only takes a minute and you just have to CLICK HERE to go to the RBS vote.

Andy’s Pennine Challenge

Our Chief Executive is making last-minute preparations to take on his biggest physical challenge yet and to raise vital funds for The Youth Association.  Andy is aiming to walk the 270-mile Pennine Way from North to South to raise £1000 towards TYA’s campaign to keep youth work alive in Yorkshire.  The route will take him through … Continue reading Andy’s Pennine Challenge

Snow wonder!

As part of our detached youth work programme in Monk Bretton, 8 local young people have learned to Ski.  The darker winter nights mean that fewer young people are socializing outdoors, so with the support of TYA workers, young people in Monk Bretton decided to take on an activity that was challenging and appropriate for this time of year.  After … Continue reading Snow wonder!

Jess adds some ‘Vibrance’ to TYA fundraising

Local young business woman, Jess Brooke, has donated £500 to sponsor a new fundraising pack for The Youth Association.  Jess, who opened ‘Vibrance’ her hair and beauty salon based at Carr Mills Business Centre on Bradford Road in Birstall last July, already employs two other young people.  The fundraising pack, paid for by Vibrance, will … Continue reading Jess adds some ‘Vibrance’ to TYA fundraising