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

“You’re Not A Loan”


Last year we were lucky enough to secure funding from the Lowell Giving Community Fund to deliver information sessions to young adults about the possible and probable dangers posed by loan sharks. TYA currently offers voice and influence opportunities to young adults who have been unemployed for 12 months or more. Working with this group … Continue reading “You’re Not A Loan”

‘Beauty and the beast’


In the month of International Women’s Day, young women in Killingbeck (Leeds) have gathered to consider the focus of a new young women’s project. The seed was planted when young women who had taken part in decorating the local community building shared their love of professional make up. Visits to local colleges have been planned, … Continue reading ‘Beauty and the beast’

A change of perspective


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

StreetSmart back on the streets


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