Roma girls taking a lead


A group of young Roma people have been applying for funding for their local area, with the support of our youth workers. The bid will go towards the group planning and hosting a cultural event in Hexthorpe (Doncaster) aimed at increasing confidence in their own abilities, engaging with the community and celebrating cultural diversity in … Continue reading Roma girls taking a lead

‘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

Return of Eastmoor Champions


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

Community empowered to sustain project


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

Hexthorpe working together to achieve a common goal


Our team in Hexthorpe has been on a mission this summer: We have teamed up with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to support local people, and particularly younger people, to clear litter in Hexthorpe and brighten up some of the streets with new planters.   After two weeks of hard work, local people have cleared 36 bags of … Continue reading Hexthorpe working together to achieve a common goal

Young people’s bag packing success!


Young people from The Youth Association started their Christmas holidays in style, bag packing for Morrison’s customers. 8 young people from across the local area gave up their Christmas fun to volunteer to spend a few hours packing bags for Morrison’s customers. They served over 300 customers and filled more than a thousand bags of … Continue reading Young people’s bag packing success!

Young people's bag packing success!


Young people from The Youth Association started their Christmas holidays in style, bag packing for Morrison’s customers. 8 young people from across the local area gave up their Christmas fun to volunteer to spend a few hours packing bags for Morrison’s customers. They served over 300 customers and filled more than a thousand bags of … Continue reading Young people's bag packing success!

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

Teenagers takeover!


Is the world at risk as teenagers takeover parliament? This is a question Abigail Pollard asked in a report she wrote for her school journalistic writing lesson. I thought it was a good question to ask and wondered what you thought. Would the world be at risk if teenagers took over? What would you do … Continue reading Teenagers takeover!