Our group of community ambassadors in Bradford are passionate about having the ‘Black Mountain’ area as safe recreational place that they can use for activities, but also a space that the community can use and feel proud of. Black Mountain is a green space in Great Horton, Bradford, which has been neglected – dogs foul … Continue reading Watch this ‘Green’ Space!
We are happy to announce that our Healthy Holidays Project in Bradford has won an award in the Staying Healthy and Creative category for the Room for Young People Awards 2020! Over summer, youth workers have provided 109 food parcels with 975 meals worth of food to young people and families in Great Horton, Bradford. … Continue reading Our Healthy Holidays Project has won an Award!
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