A group of young people from The Youth Association played a big part in making last Sunday’s Destination Barnsley festival a fantastic success. The group were a mixture of young people from British, Roma and Latvian backgrounds from Central and North East Barnsley, who had chosen to come together to take part in the event … Continue reading Destination… Barnsley
Young adults from Fusion Housing joined a group from Proper Job Theatre Company this week, to take part in an outdoor team challenge held at Oakwell Hall Country Park in Birstall . After solving some challenging problems, the group built an impressive shelter and tested their culinary skills, cooking outdoors in a ‘one pot challenge’. … Continue reading Fun in the sun
Our new recruits joined the Talent Match Ambassador team yesterday for a very important session. Everyone offered a warm welcome to Sophie Hughes and Mark Freeman who joined us from the Kirklees area. Along with our existing Talent Match Ambassadors, Mark and Sophie started the process of creating a ‘Youth Board’ to help manage young … Continue reading New recruits
Last Saturday, a group of young people from Barnsley representing different cultures and backgrounds, achieved their challenge to climb the highest mountain in England and Wales. Despite the soaring temperature, the young people from our Lundwood and Belonging in Barnsley groups kept their cool and made it to the top. After a year of planning, … Continue reading Snowdon. Done.
On Monday, a group of 5 of the Talent Match Ambassadors were invited to present their ideas about why they think the project is so important to senior staff and Board members of BIG, the National Lottery Fund managing organisation. At the Lottery’s regional office in Leeds, the Ambassadors joined TYA boss Andy Clow and … Continue reading TM Ambassadors win Lottery…over
In two weeks young people from across Barnsley will be climbing Mount Snowdon in a group that represents many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This challenge has seen months of preparation, with TYA providing sessions and residentials aimed at social mixing, meeting new people and making new friends, as well as preparing the group for … Continue reading Shay’s ready for Snowdon
Amber, one of our young Trustees has made the brave decision to move to Romania to volunteer at an orphanage called Pro Vita. Over the past 6 years she says she has changed from a person who was too anxious to even order a take-away to someone who is moving to a completely different country … Continue reading Red, Amber, Go!
Foundation’s young people’s supported housing project ‘Flagship’ is in the process of being inspected by Youth Approved young inspectors. A Youth Approved team are consulting service users and seeking their opinions about quality and potential improvements to Flagship. Over coming weeks, young inspectors will interview Foundation staff and management too to get their perspectives on … Continue reading Foundation getting Youth Approved
Our reps Toni and Amber were beyond excited at the opportunity to go to London and represent Leeds City Region. It was Amber’s first visit to the capital and the pair’s first unaccompanied job as Ambassadors. They headed down to London’s Princes Trust base to represent us at a National Talent Match event which involved … Continue reading TM Ambassadors leg it to London
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