Will you help create opportunities for young people to thrive?

When I reflect on this year, and its challenges, I am grateful for the strong community we have in SA. Because of our supporters, we have been able to step up and reach young people when they needed us most, at a time when many organisations were having to shut their doors, or stop their […]

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Blog Post from Head of Training Larry Waller

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

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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Supporter Spotlight: WRP Legal & Advisory

We would like to recognise an incredible supporter of ours, WRP Legal & Advisory, in our newsletter this term! WRP Legal & Advisory is a boutique law firm, with a focus on commercial, property and tax law, who have provided probono services to Youth Opportunities for several years – as well as sponsoring our Golf […]

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A Fond Farewell to Meredith Edwards

For anyone who has the privilege of meeting Woodville High School Principal Meredith Edwards, the words passionate and heart will always come to mind and, fortunately for all of us at Youth Opportunities, this is something she has brought in spades to her partnership with us over the years. Term three saw Meredith take part […]

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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

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

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

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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