This week The Youth Association has launched Schooltools, our great range of services for schools. Building on years of experience of providing mobile support and workshops in schools, we have now brought all of our most popular services together under one brand name and offered them to all of the secondary schools in our region. … Continue reading Schooltools launched
During the last two weeks we have heard the same news breaking all over the country. Local councils in all areas are cutting their funding to local voluntary sector support organizations, and they’re doing it at reckless speed and with little thought for the consequences. This week, we hear that Croydon Council is to axe voluntary … Continue reading Sector under attack
The Youth Association passed a great milestone this week, when we welcomed our 1000th Associate. It was a cause for celebration when Rachael Hattersley met with Youth Association Chief Executive Andy Clow, to be told that she was the 1000th Associate to join and to receive £50 in gift vouchers and a bag of Association ‘goodies’. … Continue reading Rachael is 1000th Associate!
Kirklees Council Environmental Grant Scheme Community & voluntary groups with ideas to improve the local environment are invited to submit applications to this popular grant scheme. More details: http://bit.ly/9nKnid Sport Unlimited Sport Unlimited is a Sport England initiative, an integral part of the Government’s Physical Education and Sport Strategy for Young People. It aims to … Continue reading Funding news
The Youth Association is set to launch a new training programme for young people in the Dearne Valley near Barnsley. We have linked with our partners in ITS Training to create an exciting new training scheme aimed at young people aged between 16 and 18 who are not in education, employment or training and who … Continue reading Train Up goes to Dearne
Since its launch on Monday, interest is growing in our Youth Vote initiative and 5,000 ballot papers have been taken out to young people in West and South Yorkshire. It’s not just young people who are keen to get involved in the Youth Vote, because several local candidates in the parliamentary elections have contacted us … Continue reading Candidates take notice
We are launching an exciting initiative to let young people in Yorkshire have a chance to tell local politicians what they think are the issues that matter the most for them. From Monday 26th April through to General Election day on May 6th, we will be talking to young people about their views on politics and … Continue reading Have your say!
I read in Children & Young People Now this week, that the Confederation of Heads of Young People’s Services (CHYPS) is proposing that we should do away with the term ‘youth worker’, in favour of something that suggests a more ‘professional’ status. CHYPS are keen that qualified workers start to refer to themselves as ‘Youth … Continue reading What's in a name?
We are in the process of recruiting two new workers to join our Participation Team. Nothing particularly noteworthy in that; as an organisation we are always looking for talented youth workers and several times each year we will be looking to take on new blood. So what’s the big deal this time around? The difference in … Continue reading Sign of the times