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!!
Over the last few months, our combined Barnsley group of Latvian, Roma and white British young people have been working to promote equality and diversity in the town. Using their natural talent for music and singing, with our help, they have worked on and produced a cover of Michael Jackson’s classic ‘Man In The Mirror’ … Continue reading Time to change in Barnsley
We were thrilled to welcome representatives of KFC, our new corporate partner, when they visited our Wakefield head office today. The visit was coordinated by Louise Norris of the KFC Foundation, who invited regional KFC managers and coaches to come and hear all about TYA’s work and the difference it’s making across Yorkshire. Our friends … Continue reading Our KFC partners pay a visit
The Youth Association was proud to host the Hexthorpe Community Awards night on Thursday 15th November. The event was the first of it’s kind in the Doncaster neighbourhood, where over 100 people witnessed the presentation of 20 awards. Throughout November, over 500 local people cast their votes for businesses and community services supporting Hexthorpe. A … Continue reading Awards night celebrates a year of great work!
Long-time Talent match Ambassador, Mel has finally secured the career-job she’s been looking for since university didn’t work out for her. As she starts her higher-level apprenticeship that will lead to a permanent Executive Officer job in the Civil Service, she has spent a little time reflecting on the changes that Talent Match and being … Continue reading Mel’s made it
After several months of behind-the-scenes work, developing our relationships with partners and philanthropic bodies, we’re pleased to announce that we’re back in Eastmoor and we’re here to stay! Our youth workers Saleem, Aimee, Cameron, Kebba and Nadine will be heading up the new-and-improved ‘Eastmoor Champions’ project – a scheme that brings social action, and sports … Continue reading Return of Eastmoor Champions
Two of The Youth Association’s young Ambassadors are seeking to secure the charity a grant from one of our corporate partners. Lorelli Greenwood (16) and Emily Hall (16), from Barnsley, have been working hard on the application in October 2018 and are aiming to bring in just under £1,000 for new equipment. If successful, The … Continue reading Ambassadors step up to the plate
Our Hexthorpe girls group were busy this week, collecting their costumes and enjoying a well earned KFC after months of hard work planning and preparing for Hexthorpe Community Awards Night on 15th November. They took part in community cleans-ups over the summer with other community members and will now host an awards night to celebrate … Continue reading Hexthorpe girls get ready for their big performance
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