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Stars In The Garden 2018

18 October 2018 / Home, Supporters, Team

Stars In The Garden has become an absolute highlight of Youth Opportunities calendar and we are looking forward to this year’s event, once again to be held at the estate of Robert & Melanie Champion de Crespigny. Our band of supporters has embraced this luncheon in the last few years and, since the inaugural event, […]

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A Farewell … And A Welcome

It is with much gratitude and a little sadness we said goodbye, earlier this year, to Graham Hobbs as Board Chairman after a long and valued relationship with Youth Opportunities. Graham Hobbs has been with Youth Opportunities from the very early days of the organisation, both as a Board member and generous donor. Graham has […]

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Derby Day at The HWY

Join us on November 3rd for Derby Day at The HWY! Youth Opportunities is proud to be the chosen charity for this annual event, taking place again thanks to the generous support of Tim and Kelly Rugless from Brighton Foodland and The HWY hotel. Now in its sixth year, the event has raised more than […]

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12 October 2018 / Uncategorised

P E R S O N A L  L E A D E R S H I P    “Remind yourself, you’re in the driver’s seat of your own life!”   At Youth Opportunities, we believe it’s your choice! Our founder Peter Marshman once said “You can hope the circumstances and situations will be right […]

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Mental Health Week 5 Day Challenge: Day 4 Goals

 G O A L S  “Nothing changes if nothing changes” Goal Setting, Personal Growth and Having Purpose – how can you get closer to where you want to be? It’s about taking small, decisive steps that move you in a positive direction, bringing you one step closer to being your best possible self.  Be S.M.A.R.T […]

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Mental Health Week 5 Day Challenge: Day 3 Communication

10 October 2018 / Uncategorised

S E L F  T A L K Otherwise known as your ‘inner voice’. Positive Self Talk makes you feel good about yourself and the things that are going on in your life. It’s like having an optimistic voice in your head that always looks on the bright side. Examples: ‘I am doing the best I […]

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Mental Health Week 5 Day Challenge: Day 2 Happiness

H A P P I N E S S We’re on the pursuit of happiness! What makes you happy? Create your own list of things that improve your mood. CHAT – to a friend or family member MOVE – go for a walk, exercise or use a punching bag (endorphins are great!!) RELAX – Meditate, […]

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Mental Health Week 5 Day Challenge: Day 1 Sweet Slumber

This week is Mental Health Week – and we are asking our social media friends to join us for a 5-day Challenge! We will be focusing on a few keys areas and sharing lots of tips to help you overcome challenges and be the best version of yourself. Including Sleep Hygiene, Healthy Habits, Communication, Stress […]

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Stars in the Garden: Talk of the Town… of Walkerville

30 July 2018 / Home, Supporters, Team

Over the past five years, our community of supporters has really embraced the Stars in the Garden lunch event and our cause. Since its inception, the event has generated an astonishing $870,000+ to support our programs! This is in no small part due to our hosts, Melanie and Robert Champion de Crespigny, who continue to be […]

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Not Just Another Ball

To help us raise the funds to change more young lives, our next big event is just around the corner as, on Friday August 31, we are hosting a night of decadence, mystery and intrigue with a Masquerade Ball at the Queens Theatre in the city! With your support, we’re all set to don a […]

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New Scholarships For Bright Young Grads

Youth Opportunities hosted their first Scholarship Ceremony for 2018 last week, at Playford Civic Centre, recognising the achievements and needs of many bright young Youth Opps graduates. Thanks to the very generous support of our loyal donors and supporters, we were able to hand out over $25,000 in scholarships on the night! Awarded to 30 […]

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Youth Opportunities Record-Breaking Golf Day 2018

25 May 2018 / Schools, Supporters, Team

Youth Opportunities 11th Annual Charity Golf Day took place on Friday May 11 and what a day! Glenelg Golf Club – along with presenting sponsors Tanti Constructions and wine sponsor Serafino Wines – helped us welcome 138 of SA’s top business leaders and YO supporters to enjoy a fantastic day of competitive golf to raise […]

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Online Program Set To Thrive

Youth Opportunities’ expansion into more flexible types of training delivery has resulted in the launch of our new online program, Thrive! Based on the content and philosophy of the Personal Leadership Program, The Marshman Foundation, as the development arm of Youth Opportunities, has been developing Thrive since 2015 and we’re really pleased to see pilot […]

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Scholarships Update

Our graduates have already learnt the skills to be personal leaders, developed the confidence to put themselves out in the world and acquired the skills to overcome issues at home and at school. But sometimes there are still barriers to learning and achieving, obstacles they may not have the capacity to overcome due to financial […]

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Expanding Into South East SA

Youth Opportunities was awarded one of two $100,000 grants from Impact 100 in May last year and such a significant grant made it possible for us to launch the Youth Empowerment South East, or YES, Project. This meant we could partner with four new schools – Mount Gambier High School, Allendale East Area School, Grant […]

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Term 1 Graduations this April. You’re Invited.

We are kicking off 2018 with a bang! We have 157 brave young adults graduating from the Youth Opportunities program this term, and we would love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Below we have a list of graduation times and locations. If you would like to join us, please RSVP with your details and […]

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Join us for Term 4 Student Graduations

20 November 2017 / Uncategorised

We are so excited to invite our wonderful supporters to Term 4 Graduations, happening from November 28 – December 8. We have 105 brave young adults graduating from the Personal Leadership Program this term, and we would love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Below we have a list of graduation times and locations. If you […]

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Term 3 Graduations happening this September

We are so excited to invite our wonderful supporters to Term 3 Graduations, happening from September 21 – September 28. We have 234 brave young adults graduating from the Personal Leadership Program this term, and we would love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Below we have a list of graduation times and locations. If […]

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Starry Starry Night Celebrates 20 Years of Youth Opportunities in Style

30 August 2017 / Students, Supporters

    Last Friday, the stage was set and the stars were hung for Starry Starry Night: A Celebration of 20 Years of Youth Opportunities. Almost 300 supporters and friends joined us at the National Wine Centre to celebrate the incredible impact Youth Opportunities has had on the lives of young people across South Australia since […]

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Term 2 Graduations happening this June

We are so excited to invite our wonderful supporters to Term 2 Graduations, happening from June 28 – July 6. We have 262 brave young adults graduating from the Positive Empowerment Program this term, and we would love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Below we have a list of graduation times and locations. If […]

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Save the Date – Friday, August 25th. Starry Starry Night

We are so excited to announce Starry Starry Night; a celebration of 20 years of Youth Opportunities on Friday, August 25th, 2017. Held at the National Wine Centre, this event will showcase the incredible impact that Youth Opportunities has had on more than 11,000 young people across South Australia. To receive your formal invitation, register your […]

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Shayla Shines at Charity Golf Day

24 May 2017 / Schools, Students, Supporters

Each year at our Charity Golf Day, we invite a young graduate to share their story with guests. This year, when Shayla, a year 11 student at Christies Beach High School, took the stage the crowd feel silent. Shayla graduated from the Positive Empowerment Program in 2016 after completing Operation Flinders. “Before Youth Opportunities, I […]

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RJE Global take out the Lee Newton Cup at the 10th Annual Golf Day!

22 May 2017 / Supporters

  Last Friday was a very special day in Youth Opportunities history; we hosted our 10th Annual Charity Golf Day. The sold out event, saw 126 of Adelaide’s business leaders and golfers ascend onto the greens of Glenelg Golf Course for a round of competitive golf, and to raise funds for Youth Opportunities. RJE Global took […]

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Youth Opportunities wins $100,000 Impact 100 Grant

17 May 2017 / Supporters, Team

We are so excited to announce that Youth Opportunities has been successful in winning a $100,000 grant through Impact 100 SA! The third annual Grants Awards dinner was held last week at the Arkaba Hotel. Youth Opportunities was one of four outstanding finalists on the night including Backpacks for SA Kids, Operation Flinders and MOSH. […]

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Celebrate Stars; a beautiful day at Serafino Winery

21 March 2017 / Supporters

  Last Sunday we held the first annual Celebrate Stars; an event designed to recognise the support and commitment of our Stars 100 Club members in helping to empower young lives. Members joined us on the lawns of Serafino Winery in McLaren Vale for an afternoon of wine and canapes with entertainment from the soulful and […]

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Term 1 Graduations happening this April

We are so excited to invite our wonderful supporters to Term 1 Graduations, happening from April 6 -12. We have 132 brave young adults graduating from the Positive Empowerment Program this term, and we would love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Below we have a list of graduation times and locations. If you would […]

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The Carbine Club SA helps raise more than $10,000 for Youth Opportunities

3 March 2017 / Supporters

  Youth Opportunities was delighted to once again be the charity of choice at The Carbine Club SA’s luncheon to launch the V8 series in Adelaide earlier this week. More than 400 guests were in attendance at the lunch held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The audience was entertained by three very special guest speakers, V8 Supercar drivers, […]

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YES Project Launching Soon

23 February 2017 / Team, Training

We are very excited to announce we will be launching the Youth Empowerment South-East or YES Project this year. This will see Youth Opportunities expand our reach to Mt Gambier and the Limestone Coast. We are currently recruiting for two positions in Mt Gambier, Licence Coordinator and Licence Trainer, to help set up and run the programs. […]

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Stars in the Garden 2016

17 February 2017 / Supporters, Uncategorised

Last December we held our annual fundraising event Stars in the Garden, hosted by our wonderful and dedicated supporters, Melanie and Robert Champion de Crespigny. Held in the gardens of the de Crespigny’s, guests enjoyed a dazzling Adelaide afternoon of food, wine and wonderful entertainment from our student band from partner school, Playford International College. […]

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Team Update

7 February 2017 / Supporters

It’s been a busy time over December and January for Youth Opportunities. The following are the changes and appointments that have been made that will bring you up to date. Head of Marketing and Fundraising Libby McMichael has moved from the role of Events and Marketing Manager to Head of Marketing and Fundraising. In her short […]

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Stars 100 Club Soiree

27 October 2016 / Supporters

Our recent Stars100 Club Soiree transported us to ‘Vietnam’! Stars 100 member Kristian Livolsi, hosted the event in his latest venue, Vietnamese Garage. Kristian welcomed us to the evening, sharing why supporting Youth Opportunities and giving young people a chance to realise their potential is at the core of what he does. Our guest speaker for the […]

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