Winter is Coming; Bored & Cold? Get Involved!


It’s been 6 months since we returned to Monk Bretton and it definitely hasn’t been 6 months wasted. Thanks to the Big Lottery Reaching Communities programme, we’ve hosted activities like Build a Bike & bike riding with Reverse The Cycle as well as plenty of activities during our summer gala including an assault course, sumo wrestling and … Continue reading Winter is Coming; Bored & Cold? Get Involved!

TYA hits the streets in Monk Bretton


If you keep up with us on our Facebook page then you’ll know we recently secured over £100,000 to work with young people in Monk Bretton, Barnsley, through the Big Lottery Fund. For those of who didn’t know, now you do as the Barnsley Chronicle recently wrote a news story highlighting this brilliant news! After … Continue reading TYA hits the streets in Monk Bretton

Andy’s Pennine Challenge


Our Chief Executive is making last-minute preparations to take on his biggest physical challenge yet and to raise vital funds for The Youth Association.  Andy is aiming to walk the 270-mile Pennine Way from North to South to raise £1000 towards TYA’s campaign to keep youth work alive in Yorkshire.  The route will take him through … Continue reading Andy’s Pennine Challenge

Snow wonder!


As part of our detached youth work programme in Monk Bretton, 8 local young people have learned to Ski.  The darker winter nights mean that fewer young people are socializing outdoors, so with the support of TYA workers, young people in Monk Bretton decided to take on an activity that was challenging and appropriate for this time of year.  After … Continue reading Snow wonder!

Jess adds some ‘Vibrance’ to TYA fundraising


Local young business woman, Jess Brooke, has donated £500 to sponsor a new fundraising pack for The Youth Association.  Jess, who opened ‘Vibrance’ her hair and beauty salon based at Carr Mills Business Centre on Bradford Road in Birstall last July, already employs two other young people.  The fundraising pack, paid for by Vibrance, will … Continue reading Jess adds some ‘Vibrance’ to TYA fundraising