Positive Masculinity


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

Inspirational women


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

Full Circle Street Dance


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

Leeds Child Friendly Awards 2020


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

Where parents, schools & services have little reach…


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…

Spreading cheer in Great Horton


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

Moto’s adopted charity for 2020!


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!

Celebrating another year of partnership with Yorkshire Housing!


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!

Rounding Off A Great 2019 With Kendray


It has been brilliant to see the young people in Kendray throwing themselves into a range of different activities over the past few months, building their team work, leadership and communication skill. Our team has been out with the young people in all weather; braving the cold, building tents in the park and in the … Continue reading Rounding Off A Great 2019 With Kendray

Royston Bike Life – #BikeItDon’tCrimeIt


The Youth Association welcomes a new group of outgoing young people to start a project, with the focus of raising awareness of knife crime with their ‘Bike Life’ group! Adopt the Outdoors is one of our projects based in Barnsley North East, which has started working with a new ‘Bike Life’ group. This group meets … Continue reading Royston Bike Life – #BikeItDon’tCrimeIt