Parents and Caregivers

An important message from our Chief Executive, Erin Faehrmann

I am sure your inboxes have been inundated with information about COVID-19 and, in these uncertain times, I wanted to reach out with a message from Youth Opportunities to offer some certainty. Working primarily in the school system means we are diligently staying abreast of, and responding to all government advice to ensure community health, […]

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A Family’s Journey with YO

When Michael was offered the chance to take part in our Personal Leadership Program last year, his self-esteem was at rock bottom. Michael had a history of being bullied, and his confidence, resilience and mental health had drastically suffered as a result. Michael was totally disengaged from school and his studies, and his mother, Lee, […]

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Q&A with Nicky Brand, Marshman Foundation

We recently sat down with Nicky Brand, General Manager of the Marshman Foundation, to speak with her about current issues facing young people and how concepts within Youth Opportunities’ programs can help to alleviate these problems.  What is one of the most concerning issues facing young people today? Unfortunately, anxiety is on the rise in […]

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Radio ‘Stars’: Erin and Elijah on 5AA

Earlier this week, Erin Faehrmann, our CE, was invited on to 5AA to chat about Youth Opportunities with host Leith Forrest. Joining Erin was one of our wonderful graduates, Elijah, who talked about the positive impact Youth Opportunities has had on his own life. If you missed it, click here to listen. Many thanks to […]

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Tumby Bay Graduation: A Reflection

Speaking with Youth Opportunities Trainer, Chelsea, you can tell that her passion for young people, and her community, is overflowing. We were fortunate enough to catch up with Chelsea, who previously trained with Youth Opportunities, to get her thoughts on her experience in delivering the Personal Leadership Program during Term 3 in Tumby Bay. “This […]

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YO Team: City-Bay Fun Run 2019

The Youth Opportunities team, in this year’s Westpac City-Bay Fun Run, probably best aligned itself with one of our Personal Leadership Program concepts – Decide to Grow! From our CEO, Erin, who, not only threw herself into the challenge of running 12km, but also a fundraising target which – if reached – would see her […]

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Your Invitation to Term 3 Graduations

Across South Australia, this term we have supported over 257 students in 15 programs across 15 schools 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 to grads@youthopps.com.au with your details and the name […]

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A Message From Our New Chief Executive

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the year – and I am at the end of my first month as Youth Opportunities new Chief Executive. It’s such an honour and a privilege to lead this fantastic organisation, and I am excited about what we can all achieve together, championing our young people and […]

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A Farewell from Peter Carey

Friends, It has been a great pleasure to lead Youth Opportunities over the last five years and I’m immensely proud to have been a part of our many team achievements, such as the launch of our scholarships; Thrive, the online program, and Project 360 including resources for teachers and parents. During this time, our Personal […]

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YO Scholarships: Larry’s Reflection

“You would think that after hours spent on a flight over from the UK, arriving in Adelaide would leave me jet lagged and exhausted. But this was certainly not the case when I found myself at the Youth Opportunities Scholarship presentation evening.  Wow, what an event! Right from the outset, there was a buzz of […]

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