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

Christmas gifts in the Stairfoot Ward


The young people of Aldham came together this week in an effort to bring Christmas cheer to their community.   With uncertainties over lockdown, they only had a week to plan the whole thing with youth workers Beka and Kieran. The young people put smiles on the faces of children, young people and parents this … Continue reading Christmas gifts in the Stairfoot Ward

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

Rounding Off A Great 2019 With Kendray


It has been brilliant to see the young people in Kendray throwing themselves into a range of different activities over the past few months, building their team work, leadership and communication skill. Our team has been out with the young people in all weather; braving the cold, building tents in the park and in the … Continue reading Rounding Off A Great 2019 With Kendray

Roma girls taking a lead


A group of young Roma people have been applying for funding for their local area, with the support of our youth workers. The bid will go towards the group planning and hosting a cultural event in Hexthorpe (Doncaster) aimed at increasing confidence in their own abilities, engaging with the community and celebrating cultural diversity in … Continue reading Roma girls taking a lead

StreetSmart back on the streets


We’re early into the new year, the nights are cold, yet our StreetSmart programme is back in full swing! Youth workers are out on the streets of Doncaster, Wakefield and Barnsley delivering short training programmes to boost skills and positive attitudes. Tablets, smartphones and Wi-Fi units are being used to create a truly ‘mobile’ training … Continue reading StreetSmart back on the streets