Star performance


Newly-arrived young people in Barnsley often face disadvantages on many levels. This is particularly true for Roma gypsy young people, who lack access to services and suffer marginalisation and discrimination.  In summer 2017 we were asked by Barnsley council to help the local Roma community find its voice and feel part of Barnsley. Over the … Continue reading Star performance

Midway through our Big Lottery grant in Barnsley


Adopt the Outdoors in its final year Our street-based youth work project – Adopt the Outdoors – has had a successful second year in the Monk Bretton Ward. Our youth workers have been continually on the streets throughout the year and have worked with 228 young people! Street-based workshops and activities are taking place in … Continue reading Midway through our Big Lottery grant in Barnsley

Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber


Young Roots Programme Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for young people to work with organisations to explore and share their heritage. Young people can get as creative as they like in interpreting what heritage means … Continue reading Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber

VOTE FOR US!


VOTE FOR US!  We have been shortlisted to get almost £24,000 from RBS Inspiring Youth Enterprise to support or Young Upstarts programme, but we only get the money if kind people like you vote for us!  It only takes a minute and you just have to CLICK HERE to go to the RBS vote.

How has The Youth Association helped me?


Since meeting the staff at The Youth Association (TYA) back in 2010 I have been involved in several projects. From the Choose Youth Rally to volunteering in Barnsley TYA has certainly developed me as a person, increasing and boosting my confidence and helping me get involved actively in various projects. Back in September 2010 when … Continue reading How has The Youth Association helped me?

Minster Law walk the Yorkshire 3 Peaks for TYA


Local solicitors ‘Minster Law’ recently teamed up with The Youth Association to take on the infamous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. On Saturday 10th August seven Minster Law employees and a youth worker completed  the challenge in 11 hours and 20 minutes and raised a total of £1664.50 for the charity. It was the most difficult challenge they’d ever faced! … Continue reading Minster Law walk the Yorkshire 3 Peaks for TYA

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!