Youth Opportunities trainer, Emma, reflects on our Activate Program tree climb challenge.

16 November 2023

In week 8 we had the pleasure of taking the students in the Activate Program to TreeClimb Adelaide for their first excursion. This excursion ties into one of our 4 Big Decisions of Deciding to Grow. Growth involves taking risks, overcoming obstacles and stepping outside your comfort zone. Tree climbing offers students the opportunity to step outside […]

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Witnessing the Impact of a Youth Opportunities Graduation

1 September 2023

“I feel like this program has made me become proud of who I am and proud of how far I have come. I believe I have achieved what I wanted out of this program and more. I feel like I am a lot more motivated person I feel like I have a really good work […]

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Great feedback from Youth Opportunities’ Accelerate Program

31 August 2023

Thanks to Youth Opportunities being awarded the Federal Government Emerging Priorities Grant, we have been able to launch a licenced version of our core face-to-face Personal Leadership Program, Accelerate. This grant has enabled us to meet the increasing need to support young people Australia wide by partnering with even more schools nationally. Through our partnership […]

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Meet Youth Opportunities’ newest scholarship recipients

13 June 2023

Adam Scott Foundation empowering South Australian youth with scholarships.  Youth Opportunities is pleased to announce the achievements of two outstanding students who have been awarded scholarships through the prestigious Adam Scott Foundation. Ivy, a graduate of Clare High School, and Finlay, a former Gawler & District College student, have been recognised for their exceptional potential […]

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Make-or-Break Challenge – small changes, big impact!

For the month of May, Youth Opportunities ran our inaugural Make-or-Break Challenge, and we are excited to announce we have exceeded our targets and expectations. Thanks to our ambassadors, challenge champions, sponsors, participants, and donors we have raised $102,000. Whilst the campaign aimed to raise much-needed funds, the expansion of Youth Opportunities’ reach is something […]

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Activate Program Spotlight – A Trainers Perspective

I was only recently employed by Youth Opportunities, but I could tell very early on that the organisation keeps young people at the center of everything they do. This started right from the application process, where I was asked to create a 10-minute video on issues facing young people today. This video was then shown […]

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What is Personal Leadership?

6 March 2023

This is a common question that we are asked on a regular basis!  You have more than likely heard of what leadership is, but when it comes to personal leadership it is something that people very rarely explore despite maybe already holding those skills. As the Personal Leadership Program is our flagship service, we thought […]

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2023 Training Team Update

As we head into 2023 what better time to give an update on our Youth Opportunities training team and our school partners?  In what is shaping up to be yet another exciting year, during Term 1 the dedicated and hardworking team will be delivering 9 personal leadership programs supporting up to 180 young people. Our […]

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Safer Communities Project Update 

1 December 2022

At Youth Opportunities, our vision is a world where all young people have the opportunity to be their best, and, while our personal leadership programs are valuable for all young people, we are working hard to ensure we reach those who need it the most.   In 2021, Youth Opportunities was supported by seed funding through […]

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Meet the Team – Ben

12 April 2022

How long have you been working at Youth Opportunities? I have been at Youth Opportunities for 4 years now. What does the best day at working at Youth Opportunities look like for you? Being in the training room working with students and being the catalyst that helps them decide what they want to do and […]

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