Winter is com– I mean; Friday is coming! Which means it’s Newsday Tuesday time. Usually I’d do these in a video format but I’m tight for time this week guys; sad face. It’s only a brief one today, just going to give you a quick update about the Young Inspectors project and where we’re at. … Continue reading Newsday Tuesday
Since meeting the staff at The Youth Association (TYA) back in 2010 I have been involved in several projects. From the Choose Youth Rally to volunteering in Barnsley TYA has certainly developed me as a person, increasing and boosting my confidence and helping me get involved actively in various projects. Back in September 2010 when … Continue reading How has The Youth Association helped me?
Sunday; what a day. Never mind the 10,000 meter dash I had to run, the dash to get to the start line on time was stressful enough! That being said I loved every waking moment. After snoozing my alarm the traditional 6 times I dragged myself out of bed and pulled on my kit before … Continue reading 10,000 meters later…
Local solicitors ‘Minster Law’ recently teamed up with The Youth Association to take on the infamous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. On Saturday 10th August seven Minster Law employees and a youth worker completed the challenge in 11 hours and 20 minutes and raised a total of £1664.50 for the charity. It was the most difficult challenge they’d ever faced! … Continue reading Minster Law walk the Yorkshire 3 Peaks for TYA
I started the Young Upstarts course a bit later than others, but with the provided help of both Andy and Dmitry I progressed and was successful. It helped me in quite a few ways, mainly the fact that it made me realise my potential, it showed me that it is possible to start a business … Continue reading Paul’s special note of thanks to TYA
Our Chief Executive is making last-minute preparations to take on his biggest physical challenge yet and to raise vital funds for The Youth Association. Andy is aiming to walk the 270-mile Pennine Way from North to South to raise £1000 towards TYA’s campaign to keep youth work alive in Yorkshire. The route will take him through … Continue reading Andy’s Pennine Challenge
As part of our detached youth work programme in Monk Bretton, 8 local young people have learned to Ski. The darker winter nights mean that fewer young people are socializing outdoors, so with the support of TYA workers, young people in Monk Bretton decided to take on an activity that was challenging and appropriate for this time of year. After … Continue reading Snow wonder!
Local young business woman, Jess Brooke, has donated £500 to sponsor a new fundraising pack for The Youth Association. Jess, who opened ‘Vibrance’ her hair and beauty salon based at Carr Mills Business Centre on Bradford Road in Birstall last July, already employs two other young people. The fundraising pack, paid for by Vibrance, will … Continue reading Jess adds some ‘Vibrance’ to TYA fundraising
On Saturday, 15 young men aged 16-21 gathered from all over South and West Yorkshire to try out for a new feature film. The Youth Association played host to a London casting agency who were looking for Yorkshire lads to star in an upcoming movie. During a packed 2-hour workshop, the aspiring young actors improvised … Continue reading What a cast!
Joe Davies (aged 16) is set to be the first of our Young Upstarts to launch his new business with TYA’s support. Joe, from Ackworth near Wakefield, has worked with dogs and trained them since he was a nipper, and now he’s about to turn his dog training talents into what he hopes will be … Continue reading Top dog! Joe’s starting!