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’

Return of Eastmoor CAP


After several months of behind-the-scenes work, developing our relationships with partners and philanthropic bodies, we’re pleased to announce that we’re back in Eastmoor and we’re here to stay! Our youth workers Saleem, Aimee, Cameron, Kebba and Nadine will be heading up the new-and-improved ‘Eastmoor Community Ambassadors’ project – a scheme that brings social action, and … Continue reading Return of Eastmoor CAP

Community empowered to sustain project


A group of people from Lundwood in Barnsley are providing vital work in their community, thanks to 18 months of support from The Youth Association’s ‘Adopt the Outdoors’ project. Support from the Big Lottery Fund has allowed our youth and community workers to develop people’s skills, increase access to training and volunteering and improve community … Continue reading Community empowered to sustain project

Eat on the Street


With support from Leeds Community Foundation’s Healthy Holidays programme and FareShare Yorkshire, our team has been hitting the streets of Leeds throughout the summer, with our Eat on the Street programme! In Sutton Park and Killingbeck, children, young people and parents took part in sporting, arts and outdoor education activities, whilst being provided with lots … Continue reading Eat on the Street

Hexthorpe working together to achieve a common goal


Our team in Hexthorpe has been on a mission this summer: We have teamed up with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to support local people, and particularly younger people, to clear litter in Hexthorpe and brighten up some of the streets with new planters.   After two weeks of hard work, local people have cleared 36 bags of … Continue reading Hexthorpe working together to achieve a common goal