Our KFC partners pay a visit


We were thrilled to welcome representatives of KFC, our new corporate partner, when they visited our Wakefield head office today.  The visit was coordinated by Louise Norris of the KFC Foundation, who invited regional KFC managers and coaches to come and hear all about TYA’s work and the difference it’s making across Yorkshire. Our friends … Continue reading Our KFC partners pay a visit

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

Ambassadors step up to the plate


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

It’s finger lickin’ good news!


The Youth Association has been chosen by the KFC Foundation as it’s charity partner in Yorkshire and the Humber.  This fantastic news means that every KFC outlet in Yorkshire will display posters telling KFC customers about TYA and the work we do and encouraging customers to donate change in on-counter collection boxes.  As well as … Continue reading It’s finger lickin’ good news!

Midway through our Big Lottery grant in Barnsley


Adopt the Outdoors in its final year Our street-based youth work project – Adopt the Outdoors – has had a successful second year in the Monk Bretton Ward. Our youth workers have been continually on the streets throughout the year and have worked with 228 young people! Street-based workshops and activities are taking place in … Continue reading Midway through our Big Lottery grant in Barnsley

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

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

Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra


  The Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra (LYJRO) received a grant from a funding called LS£ash (Youth Opportunity Fund) which was coordinated by The Youth Association. This grant has meant the band have had the money to record their second CD. The money was put towards studio time and the production of the CD’s. At … Continue reading Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra