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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15 alternatives to ‘How was your day?’

27 October 2023

Parents/caregivers, are you tired of the same old “How was your day?” with your teens? 🤔 Discover fresh, engaging ways to spark meaningful conversations here.

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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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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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Opportunity is life-changing – Invest in the future of our youth

Dear Valued Supporter, My name is Tom, and I have worked in the training delivery team at Youth Opportunities for the past 17 years. While so much has changed within our organisation over this time, the one thing that hasn’t changed is that the young people we work with all still want the same thing – […]

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