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

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

Getting into the ‘green scene’


Young people and families have been busy keeping their local communities clean and enhancing the green spaces within the Great Horton area of Bradford. A group of young people and their families from Withins Close have already made improvements to their local community by picking up litter and making sure that the area is fit … Continue reading Getting into the ‘green scene’

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

Roma in the lead… again


This summer, young people from Doncaster have helped to develop a Child Friendly Communications Strategy for the EU Settlement Scheme. The opportunity was presented to The Youth Association by the University of Liverpool, to influence the research and guide young people through process of the EU Settlement Scheme. The group from Hexthorpe eagerly took on … Continue reading Roma in the lead… again

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

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

‘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’