Training

Meet the Team – Ben

12 April 2022

How long have you been working at Youth Opportunities? I have been at Youth Opportunities for 4 years now. What does the best day at working at Youth Opportunities look like for you? Being in the training room working with students and being the catalyst that helps them decide what they want to do and […]

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Meet the Team – Tom

4 April 2022

How long have you been working at Youth Opportunities? I’ve been working for Youth Opps for 16 years! At the end of my second term of training back in 2006, my eldest daughter was born. Sophie arrived on Sunday at 4.55am, and with two hours of sleep, I attended my graduation on Monday afternoon. Three […]

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Meet the Team – Larry

29 March 2022

How long have you been working at Youth Opportunities? I have been working at YO for nearly three years. I started in May after arriving from the UK in 2019. What does the best day at working at Youth Opportunities look like for you? I love my job and am blessed to be surrounded by […]

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Meet the Team – Kodi

21 March 2022

How long have you been working at Youth Opportunities? I have been working at Youth Opps since June 2021! Still feels like I just started. Time flies. What does the best day at working at Youth Opportunities look like for you? A great day at work for me is one with lots of meetings, time […]

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Meet the Team – Courtney

8 March 2022

How long have you been working at Youth Opportunities? I started part-time work at Youth Opps back in 2005, whilst studying at Uni. I worked for 5 years, before heading off to have my babies. I returned 5 years later and have now been back for 7 years (so my babies are not so little […]

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Update from Head of Training

15 February 2022

Welcome back to Youth Opps and 2022! We have an exciting year ahead. I am excited for 2022. Thanks to a dexterous and hardworking team, in Term 1 we are looking forward to delivering 10 Personal Leadership Programs in 10 schools across South Australia. This will see us help up to 200 young people to […]

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Q&A with a YO Grad

31 August 2021

Jason Muir graduated from Youth Opportunities’ Personal Leadership Program back in 2003 at Seaford High School. He then went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/International Business) from Flinders University and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand with a Chartered Risk Specialisation. Jason joined Statewide Super as Chief Risk Officer […]

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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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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

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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