Parents and Caregivers

Understanding the Teenage Brain

11 February 2022

As a parent of a teenager, you’ve almost certainly had a moment (or many!) where you felt like you were fighting a losing battle. They won’t talk to you, won’t clean their room, they sleep in every day, and somehow know exactly how to push your buttons. You might feel like you simply don’t understand […]

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Q&A with a YO Grad

31 August 2021

Jason Muir graduated from Youth Opportunities’ Personal Leadership Program back in 2003 at Seaford High School. He then went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/International Business) from Flinders University and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand with a Chartered Risk Specialisation. Jason joined Statewide Super as Chief Risk Officer […]

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Reflections on a Personal Leadership Program Graduation

19 July 2021

Hear from Dakota Jackson, a new addition to our Fundraising & Marketing team here at Youth Opportunities, reflect on her first time attending a Personal Leadership Program graduation at Woodville High School.“At Youth Opportunities, we work hard to reach more than 2,000 young people every single year. That’s a huge number. Over 2,000 young people […]

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A school, but not as you know it

3 June 2021

Arriving at Paralowie High School is a little bit daunting; the sheer size of the school is overwhelming. An R-12 school with more than 1500 kids and growing. But as you walk through the gates, and into the school grounds, you start to get a sense of how this school is anything but typical, it […]

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Blog Post from Head of Training Larry Waller

26 February 2021

January 2021 Youth Opportunities’ Training Team is back in the swing of things and developing exciting new products and services, as well as preparing for the year of training ahead. What is really clear within our organisation is that we don’t work in siloes, and we collaborate across departments using the skills, knowledge and experience […]

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Blog Post from Head of Training Larry Waller

25 November 2020

Wednesday the 18th of November. Pivot, pivot, pivot! If I was a submarine commander and we saw a big enemy warship coming our way we would shout “Dive, dive, dive”, the submarine would sink below the waves, out of sight of the oncoming threat. At Youth Opportunities, instead of sinking below the waves and running […]

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A Fond Farewell to Meredith Edwards

23 October 2020

For anyone who has the privilege of meeting Woodville High School Principal Meredith Edwards, the words passionate and heart will always come to mind and, fortunately for all of us at Youth Opportunities, this is something she has brought in spades to her partnership with us over the years. Term three saw Meredith take part […]

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Mental Health Q&A

Last quarter we acknowledged two very important days and causes at Youth Opportunities: RUOK Day and World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44 years, and rates of young Australians dying by suicide continues to increase. We spoke with Training Services […]

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Term 2 Impact Report

15 September 2020

Youth Opportunities’ vision is a world where all young people have opportunities to be their best. During 2020, this vision has been tested like never before as Australia’s youth have been challenged by the devastating bushfires, and then faced the sustained impact of COVID-19. This caused considerable disruption to schooling, increased mental health concerns, and […]

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Thriving In A Time Of Uncertainty

11 May 2020

Recently, Youth Opportunities interviewed our founder, Peter Marshman OAM, to discuss the importance and relevance of our online program, Thrive Online, and its origins. Peter is a successful businessperson, author and entrepreneur who has owned a number of well-known businesses in SA, and founded Youth Opportunities over 20 years ago. The YO program has been […]

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