Our Community Ambassador Programme in Great Horton is off to a great start, with many young people already showing interest in becoming ambassadors for their community. The project encourages the group to take ownership on youth led projects and try to make a positive difference in their neighbourhood.
During consultation, young people identified issues with living in Great Horton. This discussion went on to include the lack of places for the young people to go and issues with the environment, such as litter. The group recognises the importance of green spaces for emotional and social well-being and young people are keen to have one in the Great Horton area to play sports and do activities. In order to address this, TYA will link up with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, to do some green space work with the young people.
The young people are also eager to put on a talent show for the community and other professionals to come and watch. This will enable them to show their different talents, gain confidence and have fun. One of the main driving forces behind the talent show is challenging the stereotype of young people being antisocial.
The project is delivered with the support of our partners Yorkshire Housing, HAYN and Bradford Stronger Communities team. TYA’s work in Bradford combines regular, street-based engagement and activity with social action programmes. Aimed at young people who may not traditionally take part in volunteering, the project provides street-based training workshops in local outdoor spaces, as a way of inspiring interest in social action work and teaching simple practical skills.