Youth Work Course at Wakefield College


Our brand-new Youth Work course has started at Wakefield College! There are very exciting times ahead and we are already seeing ground-breaking success, as our first group of 16-18-year olds have started their journey on the youth work course.  Here at The Youth Association, we are driven by the values and principles of Youth Work … Continue reading Youth Work Course at Wakefield College

Exciting times ahead for “Bike Life” in Barnsley


Belonging in Barnsley welcomes a new group of enthusiastic young people to start on a project to promote the positive features of their biking group “Bike Life.” Supported by The Youth Association, the group hope to create a video overcoming some of the negative stereotypes they experience from the public. The group helps to bring … Continue reading Exciting times ahead for “Bike Life” in Barnsley

Roma in the lead… again


This summer, young people from Doncaster have helped to develop a Child Friendly Communications Strategy for the EU Settlement Scheme. The opportunity was presented to The Youth Association by the University of Liverpool, to influence the research and guide young people through process of the EU Settlement Scheme. The group from Hexthorpe eagerly took on … Continue reading Roma in the lead… again

Young people bring Leeds United to Sutton Park


A sprinkle of knowledge, a dash of power, mix in a little control and leave to bake for 6 months. What do you get? A group of young people working alongside youth workers to create a positive space for themselves and other young people in Sutton park.   Young people previously felt unsafe in their … Continue reading Young people bring Leeds United to Sutton Park

Local Teens spruce up neighbourhood


A group of teenagers in Eastmoor, Wakefield, have come together in recent weeks on a mission to revitalise their local area and make it feel like a better environment to live in. They’ve been supported by Eastmoor’s Community Ambassadors Programme (CAP) – a scheme delivered by The Youth Association, working with our partners Next Generation … Continue reading Local Teens spruce up neighbourhood

Summer Vibes: Hip Hop Generation


Belonging in Barnsley has had a fabulous year! The project has enabled some inspirational young people from diverse backgrounds to develop the confidence to lead an exciting new project. Supported by The Youth Association, eleven young people have developed the knowledge and understanding to organise their own event. The event will bring together young people … Continue reading Summer Vibes: Hip Hop Generation

Belonging in Barnsley forms new partnership


We’re delighted to announce we’ll be working closely with a new set of partners, as Belonging in Barnsley is turned up a notch. The Youth Association has teamed up with Barnsley Refugee Advice Project, Migrant Action and ELSH (Educational Learning Support Hub) to broaden our offer to new communities. Together, the collaborative approach will see … Continue reading Belonging in Barnsley forms new partnership

Roma girls taking a lead


A group of young Roma people have been applying for funding for their local area, with the support of our youth workers. The bid will go towards the group planning and hosting a cultural event in Hexthorpe (Doncaster) aimed at increasing confidence in their own abilities, engaging with the community and celebrating cultural diversity in … Continue reading Roma girls taking a lead

‘Street-Safer’ Communities


The Youth Association’s detached team has secured some further funding to continue its ‘Street Safe’ scheme in the Halton area of Leeds. The team in Leeds has responded to local young people’s concerns about knife crime and the choices some of them are making to carry knives, by taking innovative ‘street safe’ workshops out onto the … Continue reading ‘Street-Safer’ Communities

Model behaviour


Last week, Community Ambassadors from the newly-formed girls’ project in Killingbeck visited Leeds City College’s ‘Media Make-up’ department. The young women had previously shared their love of make up with youth workers which sparked the new girls’ project. All the young women aspire to go to college when leaving school, some of whom would like … Continue reading Model behaviour