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
Our reps Toni and Amber were beyond excited at the opportunity to go to London and represent Leeds City Region. It was Amber’s first visit to the capital and the pair’s first unaccompanied job as Ambassadors. They headed down to London’s Princes Trust base to represent us at a National Talent Match event which involved … Continue reading TM Ambassadors leg it to London
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
Leeds City Region Talent Match Ambassadors smashed it at the celebration event at the Leeds Marriott Hotel. 14 young people organised and facilitated the event which was host to around 200 guests including partner organisations and local businesses. The region is proud to be one of the most successful Talent Match programmes in England and … Continue reading Talent Match celebrates
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.
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
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!
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
On Saturday, 15 young men aged 16-21 gathered from all over South and West Yorkshire to try out for a new feature film. The Youth Association played host to a London casting agency who were looking for Yorkshire lads to star in an upcoming movie. During a packed 2-hour workshop, the aspiring young actors improvised … Continue reading What a cast!