The Youth Association was proud to host the second Hexthorpe Community Awards event, which, following last year, had another great turn out of over 100 people. Throughout November, over 100 local people cast their votes for businesses and community services supporting Hexthorpe. The battle for both awards were extremely close, with the 5 nominated businesses … Continue reading Hexthorpe celebrating another year of great work
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
Last year we were lucky enough to secure funding from the Lowell Giving Community Fund to deliver information sessions to young adults about the possible and probable dangers posed by loan sharks. TYA currently offers voice and influence opportunities to young adults who have been unemployed for 12 months or more. Working with this group … Continue reading “You’re Not A Loan”
Two of The Youth Association’s young Ambassadors are seeking to secure the charity a grant from one of our corporate partners. Lorelli Greenwood (16) and Emily Hall (16), from Barnsley, have been working hard on the application in October 2018 and are aiming to bring in just under £1,000 for new equipment. If successful, The … Continue reading Ambassadors step up to the plate
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
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!
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
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
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!
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