We’re early into the new year, the nights are cold, yet our StreetSmart programme is back in full swing! Youth workers are out on the streets of Doncaster, Wakefield and Barnsley delivering short training programmes to boost skills and positive attitudes. Tablets, smartphones and Wi-Fi units are being used to create a truly ‘mobile’ training … Continue reading StreetSmart back on the streets
Kimberley Greenwood, one of our great local volunteers in Lundwood and a youth work trainee, has sent us a great reflection on just how far she has come in 2018. Looking forward to even more great stuff in 2019, Kim has told us what a difference getting involved with our work in Lundwood has meant … Continue reading Kim’s had a great 2018
As we take a short break for the Christmas period, we’re happy to leave you with our 2018 year in figures!
Two groups of volunteers that we have been supporting to work with young people in their own area are now ready to take on new skills and run their own youth work sessions. Young Wardens ‘Fit Kidz’ in Grimethorpe and Lundwood Community Ambassadors have both benefited from funding we helped them to raise from Barnsley … Continue reading Grow-your-own youth work
Sunday 9th December saw The Youth Association turn 114 years old. TYA was founded in 1904 as the Leeds Association of Girls’ Clubs and has been Championing Good Youth Work ever since. It’s been a fabulous 114th year and we thought we’d take this opportunity to compare the past with the present Read more about … Continue reading Happy 114th Birthday!!
Over the last few months, our combined Barnsley group of Latvian, Roma and white British young people have been working to promote equality and diversity in the town. Using their natural talent for music and singing, with our help, they have worked on and produced a cover of Michael Jackson’s classic ‘Man In The Mirror’ … Continue reading Time to change in Barnsley
We were thrilled to welcome representatives of KFC, our new corporate partner, when they visited our Wakefield head office today. The visit was coordinated by Louise Norris of the KFC Foundation, who invited regional KFC managers and coaches to come and hear all about TYA’s work and the difference it’s making across Yorkshire. Our friends … Continue reading Our KFC partners pay a visit
The Youth Association was proud to host the Hexthorpe Community Awards night on Thursday 15th November. The event was the first of it’s kind in the Doncaster neighbourhood, where over 100 people witnessed the presentation of 20 awards. Throughout November, over 500 local people cast their votes for businesses and community services supporting Hexthorpe. A … Continue reading Awards night celebrates a year of great work!
Long-time Talent match Ambassador, Mel has finally secured the career-job she’s been looking for since university didn’t work out for her. As she starts her higher-level apprenticeship that will lead to a permanent Executive Officer job in the Civil Service, she has spent a little time reflecting on the changes that Talent Match and being … Continue reading Mel’s made it
After several months of behind-the-scenes work, developing our relationships with partners and philanthropic bodies, we’re pleased to announce that we’re back in Eastmoor and we’re here to stay! Our youth workers Saleem, Aimee, Cameron, Kebba and Nadine will be heading up the new-and-improved ‘Eastmoor Champions’ project – a scheme that brings social action, and sports … Continue reading Return of Eastmoor Champions