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

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