Hexthorpe working together to achieve a common goal


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

Bradford young people set for latest community clean-up


Throughout July, young people in Bradford have been preparing to unleash the next stage of their ongoing community action work; to create safe spaces for children and young people to play. Youth workers Meranda and Saleem have been supporting the group to plan the work. The young people will be bringing parents and neighbours on … Continue reading Bradford young people set for latest community clean-up

Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber


Young Roots Programme Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for young people to work with organisations to explore and share their heritage. Young people can get as creative as they like in interpreting what heritage means … Continue reading Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber

Minster Law walk the Yorkshire 3 Peaks for TYA


Local solicitors ‘Minster Law’ recently teamed up with The Youth Association to take on the infamous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. On Saturday 10th August seven Minster Law employees and a youth worker completed  the challenge in 11 hours and 20 minutes and raised a total of £1664.50 for the charity. It was the most difficult challenge they’d ever faced! … Continue reading Minster Law walk the Yorkshire 3 Peaks for TYA

Where am I?


Charlotte is a young person who has been involved with The Youth Association for the past year. She has taken part in a range of activities including Take Over Day, Leeds Youth Council and Interview Panels. Charlotte is registered blind and leads a very independent life. She is a role model to many young people. … Continue reading Where am I?

'Young people's involvement in decision making'


The UK Government, through the Department for Education, has published a paper called ‘Young people’s involvement in decision making’. This paper puts forward ideas about how the UK Government should support, and involve, young people in public decision making. It focuses on the more formal ways young people have their say, outside of school – … Continue reading 'Young people's involvement in decision making'

Monk Bretton Christmas Fayre


During summer 2010 youth workers were meeting regularly with various groups of young people in Monk Bretton. One of these groups in particular was coming up with lots of fresh ideas of activities to put into a programme for the October – December quarter. The group of young people were very keen and were also … Continue reading Monk Bretton Christmas Fayre

We know what you did last summer…


The summertime has been a great period for young people engaging with the Hang Out team in Barnsley. For almost a whole year the team had been longing for the summer months and as expected young people were turning out in numbers to take part in the summer activities provided by The Youth Association. From … Continue reading We know what you did last summer…