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18 March 2021

Marketing and Fundraising Support Officer – 12-month project-based role THIS IS NOT FOR YOU Unless you have a creative brain Unless you have an I for detail 😉 Unless you have an intense passion for marketing and fundraising Unless you are driven and enthusiastic Unless you are fast thinking and task orientated Unless you are […]

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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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An important message from our Chief Executive, Erin Faehrmann

23 October 2020

It seems too soon to be writing to you in our last newsletter of the year – 2020, with all its challenges and opportunities, has certainly flown by.  I hope that you and your loved ones have been keeping well over this time and, on behalf of all of us at Youth Opportunities, I want […]

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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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Reflections from our Chair

Dennis Laundy, Chair of Youth Opportunities’ board, was introduced to the organisation like so many of our great supporters, through our inspirational and passionate founder, Peter Marshman OAM. “My recollection is I met Peter Marshman as a result of our wives working together in the school tuck shop. Peter was always passionate about Youth Opportunities and […]

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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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An important message from our Chief Executive, Erin Faehrmann

19 August 2020

When I wrote to you in the last newsletter, I spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on our fundraising events, but most importantly, its effect on how we serve young people who desperately need our programs and services. Because of your support, we successfully delivered a blended model of online learning and face-to-face sessions via […]

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Erin Faehrmann Celebrates One Year as Chief Executive

5 August 2020

On July 1, Erin Faehrmann celebrated one year as Youth Opportunities’ Chief Executive! Her dedication to Youth Opportunities and commitment to bettering young people’s lives didn’t just start one year ago – in fact Erin served on our Board and was Head of Training before being appointed CE. We asked Erin to reflect back on […]

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Project Prosper

11 May 2020

Project Prosper Lead, Stephen Sverchek, gives us an update on our latest project and how it has been impacted by COVID-19. Stephen joined Youth Opportunities earlier in the year, after working as a program facilitator with a women’s development organisation. He has a background in rural development and health, living and working in Zambia, Africa […]

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Innovation in Action: Apprenticeship Program in Regional Australia Goes Digital

What is the Apprenticeship Pilot Program? Australia is facing a nationwide problem of apprentice retention due to several reasons, such as wellbeing and mental health issues, lack of personal leadership, and a clash in values between employees and organisations. Our rapidly changing world of work requires young people to not only have technical skills, but […]

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