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!

Jess adds some ‘Vibrance’ to TYA fundraising


Local young business woman, Jess Brooke, has donated £500 to sponsor a new fundraising pack for The Youth Association.  Jess, who opened ‘Vibrance’ her hair and beauty salon based at Carr Mills Business Centre on Bradford Road in Birstall last July, already employs two other young people.  The fundraising pack, paid for by Vibrance, will … Continue reading Jess adds some ‘Vibrance’ to TYA fundraising

Never too old (or young) to start


I had a great meeting this week with Terry King OBE, who is the North of England manager for PRIME, (Prince Charles’ initiative to help older people to get into enterprise and start their own business).  We are keen to bring together some of the young entrepreneurs who are currently doing such great work on … Continue reading Never too old (or young) to start

A Local Act for Local People?


On Friday 21st September, I attended the event organised jointly by Voluntary Action Leeds and Children England to raise awareness of the powers that are now open to local groups and charities under the Localism Act.  Hosted at the St George’s Centre, the event was over-subscribed as local VCS representatives and key staff from Leeds City … Continue reading A Local Act for Local People?

TREASURED! A museum exhibition by young people for young people


Leeds City Museum and The Youth Association have been working in partnership to support young people to put on an exhibition for young people by young people. This exhibition is part of ‘Precious Cargo’ a project led by young people, inspired by Yorkshire’s world collections. It is one of the projects at the heart of … Continue reading TREASURED! A museum exhibition by young people for young people

Where am I?


Charlotte is a young person who has been involved with The Youth Association for the past year. She has taken part in a range of activities including Take Over Day, Leeds Youth Council and Interview Panels. Charlotte is registered blind and leads a very independent life. She is a role model to many young people. … Continue reading Where am I?

Made it!


Some of you will know that last Saturday (15th October) I set out to run 50 miles (82km) to raise money for the Youth Association to buy outdoor and camping equipment, so that we can give many more young people the chance to take to the hills and have fun in tents.  I was taking … Continue reading Made it!