UNITED UNICORNS


The Youth Association’s LGBTQ+ online project (aka the ‘UNITED UNICORNS’) has been doing some fantastic work in recent months! The group was born during the previous lockdown, when young people were out on the streets, speaking to youth workers around the impact of Covid-19, education, and day-to-day life. LGBTQ+ young people’s experience in education was … Continue reading UNITED UNICORNS

Great ‘Ho Ho’ Horton


On Thursday the 17th December, The Youth Association got together with local adults and young people to distribute 1500 meals to families in Great Horton. The event was a great success providing 70 food parcels containing over 1500 meals of food to young people and families in the Bradford area.   Great Horton is a … Continue reading Great ‘Ho Ho’ Horton

Watch this ‘Green’ Space!


Our group of community ambassadors in Bradford are passionate about having the ‘Black Mountain’ area as safe recreational place that they can use for activities, but also a space that the community can use and feel proud of. Black Mountain is a green space in Great Horton, Bradford, which has been neglected – dogs foul … Continue reading Watch this ‘Green’ Space!

Post-lockdown Update


Over lock down our teams have been adapting sessions to be able to work remotely with online content. We have had a number of different projects running, including positive masculinity work, Tell Me, Healthy Holidays, Kendray Street Dance Crew and Leeds Pears. Our Youth Workers support young people to be Community Ambassadors where they live. In … Continue reading Post-lockdown Update

Full Circle Street Dance


Members of Kendray street dance crew are blowing us away with their choreography and dance skills, but more importantly the safe space they have created for themselves to have open conversations about body image and confidence. Our 20 week street dance satellite club held at Barnsley Academy Dance Studio came about after a consultation with … Continue reading Full Circle Street Dance

Leeds Child Friendly Awards 2020


Congratulations to all nominees and winners at Leeds Child friendly awards 2020! A special well done to our very-own Ollie and Darren from Halton in Leeds for being shortlisted for the Young Person of the year 2020 award. On top of that, our Lead Youth Worker Rebecca was nominated for the Adult of the year 2020 … Continue reading Leeds Child Friendly Awards 2020

Bradford embarks on next social action project


Our Community Ambassador Programme in Great Horton is off to a great start, with many young people already showing interest in becoming ambassadors for their community. The project encourages the group to take ownership on youth led projects and try to make a positive difference in their neighbourhood. During consultation, young people identified issues with … Continue reading Bradford embarks on next social action project

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