A group of people from Lundwood in Barnsley are providing vital work in their community, thanks to 18 months of support from The Youth Association’s ‘Adopt the Outdoors’ project. Support from the Big Lottery Fund has allowed our youth and community workers to develop people’s skills, increase access to training and volunteering and improve community … Continue reading Community empowered to sustain project
During summer 2010 youth workers were meeting regularly with various groups of young people in Monk Bretton. One of these groups in particular was coming up with lots of fresh ideas of activities to put into a programme for the October – December quarter. The group of young people were very keen and were also … Continue reading Monk Bretton Christmas Fayre
The summertime has been a great period for young people engaging with the Hang Out team in Barnsley. For almost a whole year the team had been longing for the summer months and as expected young people were turning out in numbers to take part in the summer activities provided by The Youth Association. From … Continue reading We know what you did last summer…
The ‘Get Going’ training project in Barnsley is in full swing and great progress is being made even though we are only in the early stages. Being a step away from the traditional E2E course the GET GOING programme is designed to encourage personal development, motivational and confidence-building skills for young people. However it is … Continue reading Get Going Barnsley!!
On one glorious, sunny weekend in May, a group of 8 young people from the Monk Bretton area in Barnsley went away on a residential to PGL centre. The whole group showed enthusiasm throughout, and self-confidence in them grew as the 2 days went on. There were some very challenging activities such as abseiling, the … Continue reading Young people from Barnsley enjoy sunny residential visit
The Barnsley Steering Group was set up by its six founding members in December 2009. It was made up of young people who had participated in the YSDF programmes between October and December that year. Two groups of young people came together from four areas of Barnsley and intended to meet with staff members on … Continue reading Steering Group
The Youth Association is set to launch a new training programme for young people in the Dearne Valley near Barnsley. We have linked with our partners in ITS Training to create an exciting new training scheme aimed at young people aged between 16 and 18 who are not in education, employment or training and who … Continue reading Train Up goes to Dearne