Youth Work Course at Wakefield College


Our brand-new Youth Work course has started at Wakefield College! There are very exciting times ahead and we are already seeing ground-breaking success, as our first group of 16-18-year olds have started their journey on the youth work course.  Here at The Youth Association, we are driven by the values and principles of Youth Work … Continue reading Youth Work Course at Wakefield College

Young people bring Leeds United to Sutton Park


A sprinkle of knowledge, a dash of power, mix in a little control and leave to bake for 6 months. What do you get? A group of young people working alongside youth workers to create a positive space for themselves and other young people in Sutton park.   Young people previously felt unsafe in their … Continue reading Young people bring Leeds United to Sutton Park

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

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

Community empowered to sustain project


A group of people from Lundwood in Barnsley are providing vital work in their community, thanks to 18 months of support from The Youth Association’s ‘Adopt the Outdoors’ project. Support from the Big Lottery Fund has allowed our youth and community workers to develop people’s skills, increase access to training and volunteering and improve community … Continue reading Community empowered to sustain project