Toni’s turning to youth work


Toni, a long-time Talent Match Ambassador, has left the programme, but she’s been keen to tell us just how much her experience has meant to her and how much it’s changed her life.   As she prepared to speak to the National Talent Match Conference in Sheffield this week, she took the time out to … Continue reading Toni’s turning to youth work

Youth Board’s onboard


The first, brand spanking new Youth Board has been assembled!  Talent Match ambassadors were asked by Your Consortium to design a Youth Board for the programme. The decision was taken to smash the traditional format and to go with something more up-to-date that fits with the lifestyles of the young people involved. This Youth Board … Continue reading Youth Board’s onboard

21 or Younger? Now is Your Chance to Be Heard at the UN Security Council


http://www.usun.state.gov/youth/152219.htm “Voices of a New Generation,” is an interactive event that will incorporate the voices of young people into the chamber of one of the world’s most important decision-making bodies:the UN Security Council. On December 21st, the Security Council will discuss ideas submitted about international peace and security by people aged 21 or younger – … Continue reading 21 or Younger? Now is Your Chance to Be Heard at the UN Security Council

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

My Time @ TYA


In 2005 I joined Youth on Health as a representative, since then I have been involved with The Youth Association in Leeds for many different things.  I have taken part in many one off events and workshops but I have also been involved in lots of on-going projects. From Facilit8 I have gained accreditations to … Continue reading My Time @ TYA

BREEZE Festival 2010


Throughout July and August a group of 14 young people from across the city got together to plan and deliver a citywide consultation of children & young people as part of the Children & Young People’s Plan review. The group wrote and designed a young people friendly survey as well as coming up with a … Continue reading BREEZE Festival 2010

Leeds Youth “Take Over” Parliament


Young people from Leeds will join their peers from around the country, as the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) debate in the House of Commons later this month. Over 300 young people from across the country are set to debate in the House of Commons chamber on Friday 29th October. Members of UKYP, aged 11-18, will … Continue reading Leeds Youth “Take Over” Parliament

LS£ash


In June Leeds City Council was informed by the Department for Education that the “ring fence” was removed from the Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF), in addition to this the Youth Capital Fund (YCF) was reduced by 50%. Over the past 3 months, members of the LS£ash panel have been in a range meetings regarding the … Continue reading LS£ash