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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Building your Personal Leadership

28 June 2021

We’re pleased to be announced as the charity of choice for the upcoming Newday Summit. A conference like no other, Newday exists to create positive change in the world by inspiring, empowering, connecting and igniting action in both individuals and organisations, so they can ‘lead for the greater good’. Not only are we the charity […]

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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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Youth Opportunities appoints new Board Chair as it prepares for its biggest year of growth

24 May 2021

Dennis Laundy has stepped down from his role of Chair of the Board of Youth Opportunities. Board Member, Nick Chigwidden, was officially announced as Chair on Thursday, 6 May 2021, during Celebrating YOUth Opportunities, an event held during Youth Week for its supporters in the community. Mr Laundy commented that stepping down from the role […]

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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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Supporter Spotlight: Graham Hobbs OAM

2 March 2021

Image source: Living Choice Australia Graham Hobbs OAM has been a dedicated and longstanding supporter of Youth Opportunities for over twenty years, not only through his philanthropy, but as a former board member and Chairperson. Graham has made incredibly generous contributions to Youth Opportunities, both personally with his family, and through the businesses he is […]

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A Legacy of Hope

In the early days of Youth Opportunities, our founder Peter Marshman OAM used to take out advertising space in the Sunday Mail to spread more awareness of his emerging charity. We are so grateful to still have support from some of those people who read about us in the paper twenty years ago – and […]

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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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Will you help create opportunities for young people to thrive?

9 December 2020

When I reflect on this year, and its challenges, I am grateful for the strong community we have in SA. Because of our supporters, we have been able to step up and reach young people when they needed us most, at a time when many organisations were having to shut their doors, or stop their […]

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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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