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!
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?