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YMCA NCS Programme – October half term!

Are you 16-17 and looking for something to do this October?  Why not join our NCS programme…

Residential  – 23rd – 26th October 2016: A four day, three-night residential based at YMCA Lakeside with fun activities such as raft building, climbing and abseiling. A chance to meet new people and enjoy some adventure, fun and freedom!
 
YMCA – 27th – 29th October 2016: A further three days back at the YMCA where you’ll develop life skills like confidence, leadership and communication out in the local community including outdoor activities.
 
Social Action project (30 hours evenings and weekends to suit the team) You’ll put your new skills into practice by delivering a community project of your choice. You won’t believe the transformation a few days can make!
Best of all, it’s free to participate! 

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Posted by Bradford YMCA Admin on Monday, 26 September @ 16:45

YMCA Fitness classes coming soon

The YMCA is committed to creating healthy, sustainable communities in which people can fulfill their aspirations. Nationally the YMCA is the largest voluntary sector provider of services promoting health and well-being in England with fitness clubs, health training and sports teams across the country.

Here at Bradford YMCA we are looking to develop our health and well-being offer starting with fitness classes. To make sure we offer the right classes for you we would like ask a few questions about the types of class you would like to come to, times of the day you like to exercise and costs of classes – this way we can be sure to offer something that will be of interest to you! Please take a couple of minutes to complete our survey by following this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y3GLHWX

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Posted by Bradford YMCA Admin on Monday, 4 July @ 15:48

We are recruiting!

If you are looking for a meaningful job, a caring, progressive work environment and an opportunity to reach your fullest potential, consider a career with the YMCA.

We are currently looking for a Prince’s Trust Team Leader and an Assistant Team Leader to start in September.

For more information on either vacancy or to apply please visit the Vacancies and Volunteering page http://bradfordymca.org.uk/about-us/vacancies-volunteering/

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Posted by Bradford YMCA Admin on Monday, 4 July @ 15:45

ARE YOU AGED 16-25 AND NOT IN EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION OR TRAINING? Then read on…

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Bradford YMCA has two exciting courses starting soon that might be for you:

Shaping Spaces

Our new Shaping Spaces programme starts this month. It is a 2 day a week free course (3 days if you would like to do more) lasting for 12 weeks.

Is this for you?
You will gain new skills
Access new opportunities
Build your confidence
Be involved in practical outdoor work

The course provides a stepping stone into training and /or employment. You will be working on land based projects around Bradford alongside experienced professionals
Qualifications & Training: There is the opportunity to be accredited for the practical skills gained through a Level 1 qualification in Horticulture

Are you 16 – 25 (we also welcome enquiries up to age 34)
Resident in Bradford District
Keen to work outdoors
Not in education, employment or training?
This could be for you!

The programme is due to start Wednesday 13th January 2016 and lasts for 12 weeks.
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.30am – 3.30pm. Fridays attendance is offered for those who wish to do additional voluntary hours.

Contact Rob Ashford or Rachel Deadman on 01274 371305 or email rob.ashford@bradfordymca.org.uk

Prince’s Trust Team

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a FREE 12 week personal development course for young people aged 16 – 25. The course is free and you will gain a qualification at the end of the 12 weeks.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is run by Bradford YMCA at the Culture Fusion building on Thornton Road, Bradford. Team is based at Culture Fusion but you will be out and about in the community too!

STARTING MONDAY 25th JANUARY
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 10am – 4pm

Contact Jessica Mitchell on 01274 307228 or email jessica.mutchell@bradfordymca.org.uk

Posted by Bradford YMCA Admin on Thursday, 7 January @ 17:56

Uncertain Futures – YMCA report on proposed housing benefits cuts

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New YMCA research released shines a light on the potential impact Housing Benefit cuts could have on young people all over England. Watch YMCA England Director of Policy, Jason Stacey, having his say on our Uncertain Futures report here and share with your friends: http://bit.ly/1MHNdfp #UncertainFutures

Thousands of vulnerable young people are at risk of becoming homeless if automatic entitlement to Housing Benefit is removed for all 18 to 21-year-olds, according to our new research. This could leave them all with #UncertainFutures. Please watch this video to see what our young people, Sam and Romario, say about Housing Benefit cuts and share it with your friends, colleagues and followers. Help us raise awareness today: http://bit.ly/1Dn4EPo

Posted by Bradford YMCA Admin on Wednesday, 5 August @ 10:20

Reaching Communities Funding

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Greening Communities

Good news for the YMCA and BEES team, we have been awarded Reaching Communities funding from the Big Lottery to run a three year project called Greening Communities.

The Greening Communities project aims to engage disadvantaged young people in transforming physical aspects of their own neighbourhoods, while equipping them with accredited practical skills which provide a stepping stone into training and/or employment.

The project will start on the 1st August 2015, if you would like any more information please contact a member of the BEES team on 01274 371303

Posted by Bradford YMCA Admin on Friday, 26 June @ 11:32

Tea Hut @ Bradford Bulls Sunday 28th June 2015

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Lynne Cunningham and her Camouflage Crew group will be taking the YMCA Pop Up Tea Hut stand to Armed Forces day at Bradford Bulls on Sunday 28th June.

In aid of The Royal British Legion, on Sunday June 28, from 3.00pm, you will be able to enjoy an action-packed afternoon of entertainment at Bradford Bulls Provident Stadium.
The Armed Forces will take over the Provident Stadium, bringing in everything from shooting ranges and climbing walls to military dogs!
There will be the opportunity to take aim and face army-styled challenges throughout the course of the day, before taking in a Great Britain Armed Forces ladies game.

Prior to the game’s start – which will be marked by canon fire – a military fly-by will take place before a pause for a minute’s silence.

If you are attending the event make sure to visit the YMCA stand and say hello!

Posted by Bradford YMCA Admin on Friday, 26 June @ 11:24

The Tea Hut’s First Outing!

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On Saturday 28th June our Tea Hut had its first outing at Armed Forces Day in City Park in the centre of Bradford. Over 300 hot drinks were served; a good number but not as much as the 2,000,000 hot drinks served weekly in YMCA Tea Huts during World War One!

The Tea Hut had its second outing at the Yorkshire Wartime Experience on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July, serving 450 hot drinks and sharing the message of the YMCA’s work during World War One to many of the approximately 10,000 visitors to the event.

The building of the Tea Hut was a collaborative effort between Bradford YMCA and Carlton Bolling College, with young people from local group Camouflage Crew helping to run the Tea Hut along with staff and volunteers.

Dave West, CEO of Bradford YMCA, said: “Bradford YMCA’s Tea Hut project proved a great success and was very popular with visitors to the Armed Forces Day event on Saturday 28th June. It showcased one of the YMCA’s roles during WW1 and demonstrated our continuing role supporting and involving young people in Bradford.”

The Tea Hut will be having yet another outing, this time to Undercliffe Cemetery on Friday 11th June, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm and Saturday 12th June, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Come along for a cup of tea, or if you’d like to help out at the event please email jackie.vicars@bradfordymca.org.uk. For more information on the event please visit www.undercliffecemetery.co.uk.

The YMCA was the largest non-military organisation involved in the War effort, providing shelter and home comforts from the home front to the front line. The aim of the Tea Hut, part of our Tea and Remembrance project, is to raise awareness and commemorate this great history. For more information on this project please visit www.teahut-ymca.org.uk. This project has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund – www.hlf.org.uk.

Posted by Wendy Collins on Tuesday, 8 July @ 12:25

» YMCA NCS Programme – October half term!

Posted on 26/09/16 @ 16:45

» YMCA Fitness classes coming soon

Posted on 04/07/16 @ 15:48

» We are recruiting!

Posted on 04/07/16 @ 15:45

» ARE YOU AGED 16-25 AND NOT IN EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION OR TRAINING? Then read on…

Posted on 07/01/16 @ 17:56

» Uncertain Futures – YMCA report on proposed housing benefits cuts

Posted on 05/08/15 @ 10:20

» Reaching Communities Funding

Posted on 26/06/15 @ 11:32

» Tea Hut @ Bradford Bulls Sunday 28th June 2015

Posted on 26/06/15 @ 11:24

» The Tea Hut’s First Outing!

Posted on 08/07/14 @ 12:25