UNITED UNICORNS


The Youth Association’s LGBTQ+ online project (aka the ‘UNITED UNICORNS’) has been doing some fantastic work in recent months! The group was born during the previous lockdown, when young people were out on the streets, speaking to youth workers around the impact of Covid-19, education, and day-to-day life. LGBTQ+ young people’s experience in education was … Continue reading UNITED UNICORNS

Great ‘Ho Ho’ Horton


On Thursday the 17th December, The Youth Association got together with local adults and young people to distribute 1500 meals to families in Great Horton. The event was a great success providing 70 food parcels containing over 1500 meals of food to young people and families in the Bradford area.   Great Horton is a … Continue reading Great ‘Ho Ho’ Horton

Watch this ‘Green’ Space!


Our group of community ambassadors in Bradford are passionate about having the ‘Black Mountain’ area as safe recreational place that they can use for activities, but also a space that the community can use and feel proud of. Black Mountain is a green space in Great Horton, Bradford, which has been neglected – dogs foul … Continue reading Watch this ‘Green’ Space!

Our Healthy Holidays Project has won an Award!


We are happy to announce that our Healthy Holidays Project in Bradford has won an award in the Staying Healthy and Creative category for the Room for Young People Awards 2020! Over summer, youth workers have provided 109 food parcels with 975 meals worth of food to young people and families in Great Horton, Bradford. … Continue reading Our Healthy Holidays Project has won an Award!

Post-lockdown Update


Over lock down our teams have been adapting sessions to be able to work remotely with online content. We have had a number of different projects running, including positive masculinity work, Tell Me, Healthy Holidays, Kendray Street Dance Crew and Leeds Pears. Our Youth Workers support young people to be Community Ambassadors where they live. In … Continue reading Post-lockdown Update

Positive Masculinity


Over the past few weeks, young men at Wakefield College have come together with our youth workers to get involved in our positive masculinity programme, whilst reflecting on how they view themselves as a male in 2020. It has been a fantastic project so far, which facilitated discussions around mental health and the suicide rate among males. The … Continue reading Positive Masculinity

Inspirational women


Angela Emerton and Kanisha Snape from Doncaster Children’s services Trust came to our Roma girls group as a part of our inspirational women’s work, looking to inspire the girls to broaden their ambitions through exposure to strong female role-models. Angela is an Advocacy worker helping children and young people to have their voices heard, while Kanisha is an … Continue reading Inspirational women

Full Circle Street Dance


Members of Kendray street dance crew are blowing us away with their choreography and dance skills, but more importantly the safe space they have created for themselves to have open conversations about body image and confidence. Our 20 week street dance satellite club held at Barnsley Academy Dance Studio came about after a consultation with … Continue reading Full Circle Street Dance

Leeds Child Friendly Awards 2020


Congratulations to all nominees and winners at Leeds Child friendly awards 2020! A special well done to our very-own Ollie and Darren from Halton in Leeds for being shortlisted for the Young Person of the year 2020 award. On top of that, our Lead Youth Worker Rebecca was nominated for the Adult of the year 2020 … Continue reading Leeds Child Friendly Awards 2020