Over lock down our teams have been adapting sessions to be able to work remotely with online content. We have had a number of different projects running, including positive masculinity work, Tell Me, Healthy Holidays, Kendray Street Dance Crew and Leeds Pears. Our Youth Workers support young people to be Community Ambassadors where they live. In … Continue reading Post-lockdown Update
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, there has been plenty of uncertainty and worry. Here at The Youth Association, we want to reassure you that although we can’t physically get together, we still believe that engagement with young people is essential and will continue. To do this, our youth workers have had to think outside the … Continue reading Covid-19 Update
Over the past few weeks, young men at Wakefield College have come together with our youth workers to get involved in our positive masculinity programme, whilst reflecting on how they view themselves as a male in 2020. It has been a fantastic project so far, which facilitated discussions around mental health and the suicide rate among males. The … Continue reading Positive Masculinity
Angela Emerton and Kanisha Snape from Doncaster Children’s services Trust came to our Roma girls group as a part of our inspirational women’s work, looking to inspire the girls to broaden their ambitions through exposure to strong female role-models. Angela is an Advocacy worker helping children and young people to have their voices heard, while Kanisha is an … Continue reading Inspirational women
Members of Kendray street dance crew are blowing us away with their choreography and dance skills, but more importantly the safe space they have created for themselves to have open conversations about body image and confidence. Our 20 week street dance satellite club held at Barnsley Academy Dance Studio came about after a consultation with … Continue reading Full Circle Street Dance
Congratulations to all nominees and winners at Leeds Child friendly awards 2020! A special well done to our very-own Ollie and Darren from Halton in Leeds for being shortlisted for the Young Person of the year 2020 award. On top of that, our Lead Youth Worker Rebecca was nominated for the Adult of the year 2020 … Continue reading Leeds Child Friendly Awards 2020
We’re really pleased to be launching StreetSafe 2020 – a high-impact scheme we designed to be delivered on the streets of Leeds, which engages young people in street safety workshops. Given the youth violence manifesting around our communities, we see a need for engagement to be pitched at street level, offering a different type of … Continue reading Where parents, schools & services have little reach…
Positive messages can go a long way, and its great to see the young people thinking of ways to try and put a smile on people in their communities faces over the Christmas period. The Christmas period is often thought of as a joyous occasion where people come together, however, for many it can be … Continue reading Spreading cheer in Great Horton
The Youth Association is proud to have been an adopted charity of Moto in the Community since 2012. Over the years Moto has contributed to a number of different projects, including, Residential programmes, StreetSmart, our Talent Match project and Urban Arts work. As part of our relationship with Moto, our ambassadors visit the site several times a year … Continue reading Moto’s adopted charity for 2020!
This week we were visited by James Haigh from Yorkshire Housing. The housing association has provided us with a plaque celebrating 3 years of collaborative work across communities in Bradford. We’ve had a fab year working together in the Great Horton and Holmewood communities and are looking forward to years of partnership ahead of us. … Continue reading Celebrating another year of partnership with Yorkshire Housing!