Bradford embarks on next social action project


Our Community Ambassador Programme in Great Horton is off to a great start, with many young people already showing interest in becoming ambassadors for their community. The project encourages the group to take ownership on youth led projects and try to make a positive difference in their neighbourhood. During consultation, young people identified issues with … Continue reading Bradford embarks on next social action project

The Youth Association Ambassadors


We have recently recruited a new cohort of Ambassadors to represent The Youth Association. We are excited to see such enthusiastic young people getting involved with the organisation and bringing new ideas for the direction of our work. Wherever possible, TYA puts beneficiaries in the driving seat and helps them to get their voices heard. … Continue reading The Youth Association Ambassadors

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

“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’

Mel’s made it


Long-time Talent match Ambassador, Mel has finally secured the career-job she’s been looking for since university didn’t work out for her.  As she starts her higher-level apprenticeship that will lead to a permanent Executive Officer job in the Civil Service, she has spent a little time reflecting on the changes that Talent Match and being … Continue reading Mel’s made it

Ambassadors step up to the plate


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

Board not bored


After months of preparation by Talent Match Ambassadors, the Youth Board interview day finally arrived. On Monday 10th of September, 8 young people came to the Leeds Marriott Hotel to participate in a 3-part interview designed by the Talent Match Ambassadors. The afternoon began with 3 Ambassadors facilitating a group interview; the 8 applicants answered … Continue reading Board not bored