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

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

A Local Act for Local People?


On Friday 21st September, I attended the event organised jointly by Voluntary Action Leeds and Children England to raise awareness of the powers that are now open to local groups and charities under the Localism Act.  Hosted at the St George’s Centre, the event was over-subscribed as local VCS representatives and key staff from Leeds City … Continue reading A Local Act for Local People?

UK Youth Parliament Elections 2012-2014


We are currently holding elections for Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) for Leeds and welcome applications from any young person who lives or goes to school in Leeds and who is aged between 11 and 18 years old (inclusive). Members of Youth Parliament are elected in every part of the UK. There are currently over … Continue reading UK Youth Parliament Elections 2012-2014

Local funding for local people…


One way of tackling funding shortfalls is to raise the money previously provided by government and local government is to raise the money locally. Hackney Council for Voluntary Service is looking at developing a programme of local giving. The residents on a defined social housing estate in the borough would pay a set amount per … Continue reading Local funding for local people…

Young people's bag packing success!


Young people from The Youth Association started their Christmas holidays in style, bag packing for Morrison’s customers. 8 young people from across the local area gave up their Christmas fun to volunteer to spend a few hours packing bags for Morrison’s customers. They served over 300 customers and filled more than a thousand bags of … Continue reading Young people's bag packing success!