‘Street-Safer’ Communities


The Youth Association’s detached team has secured some further funding to continue its ‘Street Safe’ scheme in the Halton area of Leeds. The team in Leeds has responded to local young people’s concerns about knife crime and the choices some of them are making to carry knives, by taking innovative ‘street safe’ workshops out onto the … Continue reading ‘Street-Safer’ Communities

A Local Act for Local People?


On Friday 21st September, I attended the event organised jointly by Voluntary Action Leeds and Children England to raise awareness of the powers that are now open to local groups and charities under the Localism Act.  Hosted at the St George’s Centre, the event was over-subscribed as local VCS representatives and key staff from Leeds City … Continue reading A Local Act for Local People?

Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra


  The Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra (LYJRO) received a grant from a funding called LS£ash (Youth Opportunity Fund) which was coordinated by The Youth Association. This grant has meant the band have had the money to record their second CD. The money was put towards studio time and the production of the CD’s. At … Continue reading Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra

Leeds Youth Parliament Members “Shine” At House of Commons Debate


Four young people from Leeds took part in an historic event last month, where they took part in a debate in the House of Commons. Over 300 young people from across the country debated in the House of Commons chamber on Friday 29th October. Members of the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP), aged 11-18, debated issues … Continue reading Leeds Youth Parliament Members “Shine” At House of Commons Debate

Rose Bache – Takeover Day 2010


Today was my first experience of the Youth Association, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I started off arriving at the office in Chapeltown and having a brief tour of the building and all of those in it. Afterwards, I went to the head office in Wakefield and had another tour there. Next, … Continue reading Rose Bache – Takeover Day 2010

The Guardian showcase Leeds – and our political speed dating event!


The Guardian show the many different ways that the cuts will hit Leeds Council and the services that the people of Leeds access, from housing to schools. Representing our very own Leeds Youth Council they talked to a member of LYC and also the British Youth Parliament Al Berry, who, judging by the comments on … Continue reading The Guardian showcase Leeds – and our political speed dating event!

Political Speed Dating


Leeds City Councillors had a “date with the future” yesterday, as young people from across the city took part in a Political Speed-dating Event, organised by The Youth Association at Leeds Civic Hall. Ten young people, armed with questions about a range of issues affecting them, each met ten councillors for a “speed date” of … Continue reading Political Speed Dating

New Issue of 5-2-13 Mag OUT NOW!


The Crew is a programme that creates opportunities for children and young between the ages of 5 and 13 to have a say on what is important to them. One of the ways we do this is through the 5.2.13 magazine. This term brings the release of edition 19 of the 5.2.13 magazine with contributions … Continue reading New Issue of 5-2-13 Mag OUT NOW!