On a beautiful sunny day, after months of suspense, we finally got to see the amazing installation at Leeds University. Our Talent Match ambassadors have been involved in a collaborative project with students from @stageleeds, which part of Leeds University’s School of Performance and Cultural Industries. They have taken part in several creative workshops which … Continue reading The Art of Understanding
Our Talent Match Ambassadors are well underway with their input into a collaborative art project involving the University of Leeds. A group of art students are conducting a community-based action research project which gathers together the experiences of those involved with youth employability services. The project will explore different ways in which to design and … Continue reading It’s an arty party
Belonging in Barnsley provides support to young people from marginalised communities, aiming to connect young people newly-arrived to the country with local, like-minded young people. However, the project also aims to educate those from Britain to developing their understanding of diversity, immigration and asylum. As part of this, our team took two British girls and one European … Continue reading A change of perspective
After plenty of hard work throughout the autumn, our Outside the Box project has reached a successful conclusion and published its new guide for young people struggling to start or return to work and their employers. Let’s make it work is a guide to help young people and employers who want to take them on … Continue reading Let’s make it work
As we take a short break for the Christmas period, we’re happy to leave you with our 2018 year in figures!
Sunday 9th December saw The Youth Association turn 114 years old. TYA was founded in 1904 as the Leeds Association of Girls’ Clubs and has been Championing Good Youth Work ever since. It’s been a fabulous 114th year and we thought we’d take this opportunity to compare the past with the present Read more about … Continue reading Happy 114th Birthday!!
Three of our longest serving Ambassadors attended the Talent Match National Conference, which was held at the Sheffield Hilton last week, to speak about the power of partnership working, their involvement in co-production and how it has impacted on them. The team certainly dressed for the occasion, suited and booted, they impressed the audience by … Continue reading Ambassadors present at National Conference
Toni, a long-time Talent Match Ambassador, has left the programme, but she’s been keen to tell us just how much her experience has meant to her and how much it’s changed her life. As she prepared to speak to the National Talent Match Conference in Sheffield this week, she took the time out to … Continue reading Toni’s turning to youth work
The first, brand spanking new Youth Board has been assembled! Talent Match ambassadors were asked by Your Consortium to design a Youth Board for the programme. The decision was taken to smash the traditional format and to go with something more up-to-date that fits with the lifestyles of the young people involved. This Youth Board … Continue reading Youth Board’s onboard
With the support of TYA, long-time Talent Match Ambassador Matty is starting a new training placement today in a role he loves. When Matty came to us 2 years ago, he was struggling with his confidence and self-esteem. After putting in many hours to support the work of Talent Match, he has managed to overcome … Continue reading Matty’s driving forward