Getting into the ‘green scene’


Young people and families have been busy keeping their local communities clean and enhancing the green spaces within the Great Horton area of Bradford. A group of young people and their families from Withins Close have already made improvements to their local community by picking up litter and making sure that the area is fit … Continue reading Getting into the ‘green scene’

Hexthorpe celebrating another year of great work


The Youth Association was proud to host the second Hexthorpe Community Awards event, which, following last year, had another great turn out of over 100 people. Throughout November, over 100 local people cast their votes for businesses and community services supporting Hexthorpe. The battle for both awards were extremely close, with the 5 nominated businesses … Continue reading Hexthorpe celebrating another year of great work

Bradford embarks on next social action project


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 … Continue reading Bradford embarks on next social action project

The Youth Association Ambassadors


We have recently recruited a new cohort of Ambassadors to represent The Youth Association. We are excited to see such enthusiastic young people getting involved with the organisation and bringing new ideas for the direction of our work. Wherever possible, TYA puts beneficiaries in the driving seat and helps them to get their voices heard. … Continue reading The Youth Association Ambassadors

Youth Work Course at Wakefield College


Our brand-new Youth Work course has started at Wakefield College! There are very exciting times ahead and we are already seeing ground-breaking success, as our first group of 16-18-year olds have started their journey on the youth work course.  Here at The Youth Association, we are driven by the values and principles of Youth Work … Continue reading Youth Work Course at Wakefield College

Exciting times ahead for “Bike Life” in Barnsley


Belonging in Barnsley welcomes a new group of enthusiastic young people to start on a project to promote the positive features of their biking group “Bike Life.” Supported by The Youth Association, the group hope to create a video overcoming some of the negative stereotypes they experience from the public. The group helps to bring … Continue reading Exciting times ahead for “Bike Life” in Barnsley

Roma in the lead… again


This summer, young people from Doncaster have helped to develop a Child Friendly Communications Strategy for the EU Settlement Scheme. The opportunity was presented to The Youth Association by the University of Liverpool, to influence the research and guide young people through process of the EU Settlement Scheme. The group from Hexthorpe eagerly took on … Continue reading Roma in the lead… again

Young people bring Leeds United to Sutton Park


A sprinkle of knowledge, a dash of power, mix in a little control and leave to bake for 6 months. What do you get? A group of young people working alongside youth workers to create a positive space for themselves and other young people in Sutton park.   Young people previously felt unsafe in their … Continue reading Young people bring Leeds United to Sutton Park

Local Teens spruce up neighbourhood


A group of teenagers in Eastmoor, Wakefield, have come together in recent weeks on a mission to revitalise their local area and make it feel like a better environment to live in. They’ve been supported by Eastmoor’s Community Ambassadors Programme (CAP) – a scheme delivered by The Youth Association, working with our partners Next Generation … Continue reading Local Teens spruce up neighbourhood