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

Awards night celebrates a year of great work!


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!

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

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

National Citizen Service – tell us what you think!


The new Government has made a great deal of its new (and only) flagship policy relating to youth work. But what do young people make of what’s on offer? We want you to let us know! The National Citizen Service is proposed as a 2-month summer programme for 16 year olds. It will combine residential … Continue reading National Citizen Service – tell us what you think!