Belonging in Barnsley provides support to young people from marginalised communities, aiming to connect young people newly-arrived to the country with local, like-minded young people. However, the project also aims to educate those from Britain to developing their understanding of diversity, immigration and asylum. As part of this, our team took two British girls and one European … Continue reading A change of perspective
We’re early into the new year, the nights are cold, yet our StreetSmart programme is back in full swing! Youth workers are out on the streets of Doncaster, Wakefield and Barnsley delivering short training programmes to boost skills and positive attitudes. Tablets, smartphones and Wi-Fi units are being used to create a truly ‘mobile’ training … Continue reading StreetSmart back on the streets
As we take a short break for the Christmas period, we’re happy to leave you with our 2018 year in figures!
Sunday 9th December saw The Youth Association turn 114 years old. TYA was founded in 1904 as the Leeds Association of Girls’ Clubs and has been Championing Good Youth Work ever since. It’s been a fabulous 114th year and we thought we’d take this opportunity to compare the past with the present Read more about … Continue reading Happy 114th Birthday!!
The Youth Association was proud to host the Hexthorpe Community Awards night on Thursday 15th November. The event was the first of it’s kind in the Doncaster neighbourhood, where over 100 people witnessed the presentation of 20 awards. Throughout November, over 500 local people cast their votes for businesses and community services supporting Hexthorpe. A … Continue reading Awards night celebrates a year of great work!
After several months of behind-the-scenes work, developing our relationships with partners and philanthropic bodies, we’re pleased to announce that we’re back in Eastmoor and we’re here to stay! Our youth workers Saleem, Aimee, Cameron, Kebba and Nadine will be heading up the new-and-improved ‘Eastmoor Champions’ project – a scheme that brings social action, and sports … Continue reading Return of Eastmoor Champions
Two of The Youth Association’s young Ambassadors are seeking to secure the charity a grant from one of our corporate partners. Lorelli Greenwood (16) and Emily Hall (16), from Barnsley, have been working hard on the application in October 2018 and are aiming to bring in just under £1,000 for new equipment. If successful, The … Continue reading Ambassadors step up to the plate
A group of people from Lundwood in Barnsley are providing vital work in their community, thanks to 18 months of support from The Youth Association’s ‘Adopt the Outdoors’ project. Support from the Big Lottery Fund has allowed our youth and community workers to develop people’s skills, increase access to training and volunteering and improve community … Continue reading Community empowered to sustain project
With support from Leeds Community Foundation’s Healthy Holidays programme and FareShare Yorkshire, our team has been hitting the streets of Leeds throughout the summer, with our Eat on the Street programme! In Sutton Park and Killingbeck, children, young people and parents took part in sporting, arts and outdoor education activities, whilst being provided with lots … Continue reading Eat on the Street
Our team in Hexthorpe has been on a mission this summer: We have teamed up with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to support local people, and particularly younger people, to clear litter in Hexthorpe and brighten up some of the streets with new planters. After two weeks of hard work, local people have cleared 36 bags of … Continue reading Hexthorpe working together to achieve a common goal