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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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6 Meaningful Ways to Support Us!

This year has proved extremely challenging to our organisation, having to postpone several major fundraising events, and moving our program delivery online for Term 2. It would mean the world to us if you considered any of the options below in order to support us, and ensure we can reach as many young South Australians […]

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Day in the Life of a Trainer

Have you ever wondered what a Youth Opportunities’ trainer’s day looked like? We asked our amazing trainer, Tarsh Turner, to capture what she did on Day 2 of delivering the Personal Leadership Program to young people from a school in the northern suburbs this term. No one day of training is the same – with […]

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Support Those Who Support Us

At Youth Opportunities we love to support those who support our cause. Please read more to find out the amazing organisations who helped us with probono services and in kind support, especially over the last few challenging months. We hope you will take to time to visit their websites or choose to do business with […]

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An important message from our Chief Executive, Erin Faehrmann

19 May 2020 /

During this unprecedented time, my heart goes out to our community and supporters who are severely impacted by the pandemic and subsequent restrictions. If you are struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, I do encourage you to reach out to your support networks, and visit Beyond Blue who have a long list of national helplines and […]

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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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Thriving In A Time Of Uncertainty

Recently, Youth Opportunities interviewed our founder, Peter Marshman OAM, to discuss the importance and relevance of our online program, Thrive Online, and its origins. Peter is a successful businessperson, author and entrepreneur who has owned a number of well-known businesses in SA, and founded Youth Opportunities over 20 years ago. The YO program has been […]

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Assisting Graduates to Overcome Barriers: Youth Opportunities Scholarship Program

Now in its fourth year, the Youth Opportunities scholarship program is arguably now more important than ever to assist our graduates to overcome barriers to learning and achieving due to financial circumstances. Each year, the Youth Opportunities Volunteer Sponsorship and Scholarship Committee awards scholarships of academic tutoring, financial support and career guidance to graduates of […]

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