“ Our mission is to empower young people; giving them the tools and skills to overcome challenges now and in their future. ”
Personal Leadership

Personal Leadership

Encouraging individuals to take control of their happiness, their actions and the direction of their lives, through effective, supportive and innovative methodology.
Growth

Growth

Promoting development of a growth attitude, where individuals embrace change and choose to step outside their comfort zone, and move towards their goals.
Engagement

Engagement

We do things differently. We engage our clients creatively, and maintain engagement by forming long term-relationships to ensure long term results.
Results

Results

We are outcome driven. We want the best for our clients, and will go above and beyond to make it happen. These outcomes are supported by measurable data and testimonials.
Positive Communication:

Positive Communication:

Supporting clients to build their communication skills, so they can effectively communicate, solve problems and improve relationships. This greatly impacts not only clients, but the culture in their communities. We also pride ourselves on our positive communication on an organisation scale.

Our program is founded on the belief that a person can gain success, wellbeing and happiness if they acquire the tools of thinking and action.

Peter Marshman, Program author

History

The Youth Opportunities’ Personal Leadership Program (PLP) was originally developed for businesses, as a management tool to increase employees’ motivation for their work, both individually and as a team. With many employees reaching beyond their perceived capabilities and job responsibilities, Program author Peter Marshman OAM soon realised the benefit it could have on school aged participants. In 1997, Peter founded the charity Youth Opportunities Association (SA) Inc with the aim of developing the leadership skills of young people so they would be able to help themselves and make positive life choices, breaking the cycle of long-term unemployment and disadvantage.

The first school based PLP was delivered in 1998 to Year 10 students in two low socio-economic schools in Adelaide’s North, Salisbury and Smithfield Plains High Schools. The positive outcomes instigated further development and expansion across metropolitan and regional South Australia. 18 years on the PLP has been delivered in over 40 schools and organisations in metropolitan and regional South Australia changing the lives of over 10,000 young people.

Our mission is to empower young people; giving them the tools and skills to overcome challenges now and in their future. Our vision is to increase the well-being of young South Australian’s; to ensure they don’t just cope, they thrive.

Our Results

Youth Opportunities are proud to help around 600 young people across South Australia each year.

 

Youth Opportunities is pleased to be recognised as Silver level Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace.

As an organisation, we have a strong commitment to mental health first aid and ensuring our staff are equipped and skill to manage their work environments to the best of their ability.