The Power of Reflection – a Trainer’s Experience

6 December 2023

Why is it important to reflect in our lives? Reflecting helps us to develop our skills and review their effectiveness, rather than just carry-on doing things as we have always done them. It is about questioning, in a positive way, what we do and why we do it, and then deciding whether there is a better, […]

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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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Self-image and self-esteem same same but different?

26 September 2023

Have you ever wondered what the difference between self-image and self-esteem is and if they are somehow connected? Well, wonder no more! One of our wonderful Personal Leadership Program graduates, Bethany*, has unpacked the two concepts for you. Keep reading to find out why self-image is important to your mental health and what you can […]

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Q&A with a Mel, Community 360 Coordinator and Trainer

5 September 2023

Recently we chatted to Mel, one of our newest training team members. Read on to find out about the interesting work she’s done at Youth Opportunities so far: When did you start working at Youth Opportunities and why?   “I began Youth Opportunities in mid-May this year, and it has been a great whirlwind ever since.   What […]

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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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Youth Opportunities PROSPER Leaders support the 2023-2026 Youth Action Plan

29 August 2023

Last month Youth Opportunities’ PROSPER Leaders and Alumni participated in a co-design workshop with the Department of Human Services consulting on the Youth Action Plan 2023-2026. The Youth Action Plan aims to help the South Australian Government meet the needs of young people, by delivering more equitable access to opportunities, resources and support.   We regularly seek […]

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Meet our latest Adam Scott Foundation winners

17 June 2022

Young South Australians are getting the support they need thanks to the Youth Opportunities scholarships program which, since 2017, has now distributed more than $664,965 worth of scholarships, including full University and TAFE scholarships, to 254 young people across South Australia. 18-year-old Holly of Strathalbyn has overcome significant barriers to achieve her goal of studying […]

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Adam Scott Foundation Youth Opportunities Scholarship Winner Announced!

20 May 2021

Eighteen-year-old Sophie McDougall of Kapunda has had her hard work recognised when she was recently awarded the 2021 Adam Scott Foundation Youth Opportunities Scholarship. The scholarship is a fully funded tertiary education scholarship up to the value of $75,000 to support her pursuit of becoming an Occupational Therapist (OT). Since she was 15 years old, […]

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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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