Merseyside Youth Association provides innovative, practical and positive support to children and young people. Established in 1890, MYA draws on an enormous depth of experience and knowledge whilst remaining dynamic and fresh in its approach.
MYA delivers a wide range of early intervention, prevention projects and workforce development across Merseyside.
The uniqueness of our organisation lies in its diverse offer to young people, providing universal services and targeted interventions, enabling us to be accessible to all young people and especially those most in need.
Our work delivers the following outcomes:
- Enhanced employability
- Improved health and emotional wellbeing
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- Enhanced personal and social skills
- Raised aspiration and achieving learning goals Increased independence through transferable skills
The uniqueness of our projects lie in utilising the youth work ethos and methodology across diverse curriculum areas e.g. skills, employability, health, inclusion, arts and the ability to develop bespoke responses, tailor made to meet the needs of individual young people or organisations.
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Raise: specialise in the promotion of mental health and resilience to children and young people, working in partnership with CAMHS, schools and youth groups to deliver a variety of projects and events.
Noise: We provide free music tuition, artist mentoring and wellbeing support for aspiring musicians aged 11-25.
Choices Knowsley: The MYA Choices Knowsley project is a KMBC funded ‘Shorts Breaks’ service for disabled children/ young people and their families.
Talent Match Plus: Talent Match engages with young people aged 15-29 in the Liverpool City Region who have been out of work, training or education for 12 months.
SPACE: Sefton Performing Arts and Creative Education.
We use performing and creative arts as a tool for youth work including personal, social and emotional wellbeing and development.
MYA YOU: The YOU project is a citywide, strategic approach to providing services for disabled children and young people of Merseyside and their families.