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

Moto’s adopted charity for 2020!


The Youth Association is proud to have been an adopted charity of Moto in the Community since 2012. Over the years Moto has contributed to a number of different projects, including, Residential programmes, StreetSmart, our Talent Match project and Urban Arts work. As part of our relationship with Moto, our ambassadors visit the site several times a year … Continue reading Moto’s adopted charity for 2020!

Rounding Off A Great 2019 With Kendray


It has been brilliant to see the young people in Kendray throwing themselves into a range of different activities over the past few months, building their team work, leadership and communication skill. Our team has been out with the young people in all weather; braving the cold, building tents in the park and in the … Continue reading Rounding Off A Great 2019 With Kendray

Royston Bike Life – #BikeItDon’tCrimeIt


The Youth Association welcomes a new group of outgoing young people to start a project, with the focus of raising awareness of knife crime with their ‘Bike Life’ group! Adopt the Outdoors is one of our projects based in Barnsley North East, which has started working with a new ‘Bike Life’ group. This group meets … Continue reading Royston Bike Life – #BikeItDon’tCrimeIt

Exciting times ahead for “Bike Life” in Barnsley


Belonging in Barnsley welcomes a new group of enthusiastic young people to start on a project to promote the positive features of their biking group “Bike Life.” Supported by The Youth Association, the group hope to create a video overcoming some of the negative stereotypes they experience from the public. The group helps to bring … Continue reading Exciting times ahead for “Bike Life” in Barnsley

Summer Vibes: Hip Hop Generation


Belonging in Barnsley has had a fabulous year! The project has enabled some inspirational young people from diverse backgrounds to develop the confidence to lead an exciting new project. Supported by The Youth Association, eleven young people have developed the knowledge and understanding to organise their own event. The event will bring together young people … Continue reading Summer Vibes: Hip Hop Generation

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

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