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

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

Roma girls taking a lead


A group of young Roma people have been applying for funding for their local area, with the support of our youth workers. The bid will go towards the group planning and hosting a cultural event in Hexthorpe (Doncaster) aimed at increasing confidence in their own abilities, engaging with the community and celebrating cultural diversity in … Continue reading Roma girls taking a lead

‘Street-Safer’ Communities


The Youth Association’s detached team has secured some further funding to continue its ‘Street Safe’ scheme in the Halton area of Leeds. The team in Leeds has responded to local young people’s concerns about knife crime and the choices some of them are making to carry knives, by taking innovative ‘street safe’ workshops out onto the … Continue reading ‘Street-Safer’ Communities

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

StreetSmart back on the streets


We’re early into the new year, the nights are cold, yet our StreetSmart programme is back in full swing! Youth workers are out on the streets of Doncaster, Wakefield and Barnsley delivering short training programmes to boost skills and positive attitudes. Tablets, smartphones and Wi-Fi units are being used to create a truly ‘mobile’ training … Continue reading StreetSmart back on the streets

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

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