Team

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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Join our Team!

15 July 2021

We’re seeking an Event and Sponsorship Manager! The person we are looking for: Has an events, fundraising and sponsorship background in order to support the achievement of the targets as identified in the annual plan. Can project coordinate the development and delivery of identified events. Has the capacity to manage multiple priorities, workflows and deadlines […]

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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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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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