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

Where parents, schools & services have little reach…


We’re really pleased to be launching StreetSafe 2020 – a high-impact scheme we designed to be delivered on the streets of Leeds, which engages young people in street safety workshops.  Given the youth violence manifesting around our communities, we see a need for engagement to be pitched at street level, offering a different type of … Continue reading Where parents, schools & services have little reach…

Spreading cheer in Great Horton


Positive messages can go a long way, and its great to see the young people thinking of ways to try and put a smile on people in their communities faces over the Christmas period. The Christmas period is often thought of as a joyous occasion where people come together, however, for many it can be … Continue reading Spreading cheer in Great Horton

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

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

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

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