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Stars in the Garden shine brighter than ever

4 December 2019 / Supporters

Youth Opportunities’ major fundraiser “Stars in the Garden” hosted by Melanie and Robert Champion de Crespigny in their gorgeous gardens on Saturday, 16 December. Melanie and Robert are long-term passionate supporters of Youth Opportunities, once again opening up their residence to 340 generous guests. The weather was kind, if a little breezy, and the Champion […]

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Tumby Bay Graduation: A Reflection

Speaking with Youth Opportunities Trainer, Chelsea, you can tell that her passion for young people, and her community, is overflowing. We were fortunate enough to catch up with Chelsea, who previously trained with Youth Opportunities, to get her thoughts on her experience in delivering the Personal Leadership Program during Term 3 in Tumby Bay. “This […]

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YO Team: City-Bay Fun Run 2019

The Youth Opportunities team, in this year’s Westpac City-Bay Fun Run, probably best aligned itself with one of our Personal Leadership Program concepts – Decide to Grow! From our CEO, Erin, who, not only threw herself into the challenge of running 12km, but also a fundraising target which – if reached – would see her […]

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Your Invitation to Term 3 Graduations

Across South Australia, this term we have supported over 257 students in 15 programs across 15 schools and we would love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Below we have a list of graduation times and locations. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to grads@youthopps.com.au with your details and the name […]

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A Message From Our New Chief Executive

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the year – and I am at the end of my first month as Youth Opportunities new Chief Executive. It’s such an honour and a privilege to lead this fantastic organisation, and I am excited about what we can all achieve together, championing our young people and […]

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A Farewell from Peter Carey

Friends, It has been a great pleasure to lead Youth Opportunities over the last five years and I’m immensely proud to have been a part of our many team achievements, such as the launch of our scholarships; Thrive, the online program, and Project 360 including resources for teachers and parents. During this time, our Personal […]

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YO Scholarships: Larry’s Reflection

“You would think that after hours spent on a flight over from the UK, arriving in Adelaide would leave me jet lagged and exhausted. But this was certainly not the case when I found myself at the Youth Opportunities Scholarship presentation evening.  Wow, what an event! Right from the outset, there was a buzz of […]

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Join Team YO for the City to Bay 2019!

Fitness or Fun, what’s your reason to run? Will you join Team YO! and run or walk the City-Bay on Sunday September 15th to support young people in South Australia who are experiencing disadvantage? Our Chief Executive, Erin Faehrmann, will be there on the day completing the 12km and would love you to join in […]

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In Service To Others

Youth Opportunities has been incredibly fortunate to receive the support of Service Clubs right across South Australia for many years, and their support, like that of all our donors, is vital to our existence. Not only do we share similar values as these wonderful organisations, but the positive outcomes we want to see for young […]

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Your Invite to Term 2 Graduations

Join us for our second round of graduations this year, as we celebrate the incredible achievements of our inspiring students graduating from this term’s Personal Leadership Programs. This term, we have supported over 252 students on 14 programs across 13 schools throughout South Australia. Please see below the full list of graduation dates, times and […]

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Latest News from Youth Opportunities

9 May 2019 / Home, Students, Supporters, Team

A Message from Our Outgoing Chief Executive Friends, We had a great start to 2019 with 97 young people graduating from our program in Term 1. Erin and I were fortunate enough to attend the graduation with students from Whyalla and see the students give their graduation speeches. They were a fantastic group of young […]

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YO Golf Day Auction Prizes Up For Grabs

2 May 2019 / Home, Supporters, Team

This year’s tweflth annual Youth Opportunities Golf Day at Glenelg Golf Club on Friday May 10th is shaping up to be a fantastic event. After a great day on the green, we are excited to be holding our silent and live auctions with some incredible items up for grabs. We have ten superb live auction […]

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On The Path To Success … Jadzia Starts University After Scholarship Win

“I will be the first in my family to attend University, and because of the Youth Opportunities program I feel much better prepared for the work that is needed to also complete my degree.” Thankfully, the journey for Jadzia Munday to complete her University aspirations has been made easier after winning a scholarship, thanks to […]

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Your Invite to Term 1 Graduations

Join us for our first round of graduations for 2019 and help us celebrate the incredible achievements of our inspiring students graduating from this term’s Personal Leadership Programs. Please see below a full list of graduation times and locations. Should you wish to join us, simply drop us a RSVP at grads@youthopps.com.au or call us on […]

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A Record-Breaking Stars In The Garden

1 February 2019 / Home, Supporters, Team

One of the highlights of our fundraising calendar, Stars in the Garden, was held on December 1, hosted by our generous and long-term superstar supporters, Melanie and Robert Champion de Crespigny. Held in the stunning gardens of the Champion de Crespigny’s residence, guests enjoyed a wonderful afternoon which included spectacular food and wine; a lively […]

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TransformARTive at the Adelaide Fringe

TransformARTive is back for 2019 and we’re thrilled to announce this year’s canvas for our artists and personalities is none other than a limited-edition retro glass Coca-Cola bottle. Not only that, but our venue will be none other than the glorious Garden of Unearthly Delights at this year’s Adelaide Fringe, the biggest and best festival […]

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Latest News from Youth Opportunities

A message from our Chief Executive and Incoming Chief Executive It’s a new year, a new term and the Youth Opportunities team is looking forward to a fantastic 2019 with our first programs of the year starting today. We are ready for a busy year of training after an incredible 2018 which saw us proudly graduate 824 students from […]

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Your Invitation to Term 4 Graduations

Join us for our final round of graduations for 2018 and help us celebrate the incredible achievements of our inspiring students graduating from this term’s Personal Leadership Programs. Please see below a full list of graduation times and locations. Should you wish to join us, simply drop us a RSVP at grads@youthopps.com.au or call us on […]

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Latest News from Youth Opportunities

24 October 2018 / Uncategorised

A Message from Our Chief Executive Friends, This year has been flying by and we’re already into the second week of Term 4, following a successful Term 3 and another round of inspirational graduations. Every term, we never cease to be moved by our amazing graduates and their personal journeys through the program and beyond. Term 3 was certainly […]

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Stars In The Garden 2018

18 October 2018 / Home, Supporters, Team

Stars In The Garden has become an absolute highlight of Youth Opportunities calendar and we are looking forward to this year’s event, once again to be held at the estate of Robert & Melanie Champion de Crespigny. Our band of supporters has embraced this luncheon in the last few years and, since the inaugural event, […]

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A Farewell … And A Welcome

It is with much gratitude and a little sadness we said goodbye, earlier this year, to Graham Hobbs as Board Chairman after a long and valued relationship with Youth Opportunities. Graham Hobbs has been with Youth Opportunities from the very early days of the organisation, both as a Board member and generous donor. Graham has […]

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Derby Day at The HWY

Join us on November 3rd for Derby Day at The HWY! Youth Opportunities is proud to be the chosen charity for this annual event, taking place again thanks to the generous support of Tim and Kelly Rugless from Brighton Foodland and The HWY hotel. Now in its sixth year, the event has raised more than […]

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12 October 2018 / Uncategorised

P E R S O N A L  L E A D E R S H I P    “Remind yourself, you’re in the driver’s seat of your own life!”   At Youth Opportunities, we believe it’s your choice! Our founder Peter Marshman once said “You can hope the circumstances and situations will be right […]

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Mental Health Week 5 Day Challenge: Day 4 Goals

 G O A L S  “Nothing changes if nothing changes” Goal Setting, Personal Growth and Having Purpose – how can you get closer to where you want to be? It’s about taking small, decisive steps that move you in a positive direction, bringing you one step closer to being your best possible self.  Be S.M.A.R.T […]

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Mental Health Week 5 Day Challenge: Day 3 Communication

10 October 2018 / Uncategorised

S E L F  T A L K Otherwise known as your ‘inner voice’. Positive Self Talk makes you feel good about yourself and the things that are going on in your life. It’s like having an optimistic voice in your head that always looks on the bright side. Examples: ‘I am doing the best I […]

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Mental Health Week 5 Day Challenge: Day 2 Happiness

H A P P I N E S S We’re on the pursuit of happiness! What makes you happy? Create your own list of things that improve your mood. CHAT – to a friend or family member MOVE – go for a walk, exercise or use a punching bag (endorphins are great!!) RELAX – Meditate, […]

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Mental Health Week 5 Day Challenge: Day 1 Sweet Slumber

This week is Mental Health Week – and we are asking our social media friends to join us for a 5-day Challenge! We will be focusing on a few keys areas and sharing lots of tips to help you overcome challenges and be the best version of yourself. Including Sleep Hygiene, Healthy Habits, Communication, Stress […]

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Latest News from Youth Opportunities

3 August 2018 / Uncategorised

Message from the Chief Executive Friends, Here we are at the start of Term 3, just over half way through 2018 – and what a year it has been so far. We are on track to graduate over 800 students across at least 56 Personal Leadership Programs this year, which will be a huge increase on […]

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Stars in the Garden: Talk of the Town… of Walkerville

30 July 2018 / Home, Supporters, Team

Over the past five years, our community of supporters has really embraced the Stars in the Garden lunch event and our cause. Since its inception, the event has generated an astonishing $870,000+ to support our programs! This is in no small part due to our hosts, Melanie and Robert Champion de Crespigny, who continue to be […]

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Not Just Another Ball

To help us raise the funds to change more young lives, our next big event is just around the corner as, on Friday August 31, we are hosting a night of decadence, mystery and intrigue with a Masquerade Ball at the Queens Theatre in the city! With your support, we’re all set to don a […]

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New Scholarships For Bright Young Grads

Youth Opportunities hosted their first Scholarship Ceremony for 2018 last week, at Playford Civic Centre, recognising the achievements and needs of many bright young Youth Opps graduates. Thanks to the very generous support of our loyal donors and supporters, we were able to hand out over $25,000 in scholarships on the night! Awarded to 30 […]

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Youth Opportunities Record-Breaking Golf Day 2018

25 May 2018 / Schools, Supporters, Team

Youth Opportunities 11th Annual Charity Golf Day took place on Friday May 11 and what a day! Glenelg Golf Club – along with presenting sponsors Tanti Constructions and wine sponsor Serafino Wines – helped us welcome 138 of SA’s top business leaders and YO supporters to enjoy a fantastic day of competitive golf to raise […]

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Latest News from Youth Opportunities

26 April 2018 / Home, Schools, Supporters, Team

A Message from Our Chief Executive Friends, We are excited to announce the launch of our 2017 Organisation Report for what was a busy but fantastic year for Youth Opportunities. Here’s a snapshot of some of the highlights, but take a look at the report for much more. We delivered 43 Personal Leadership Programs across […]

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Online Program Set To Thrive

Youth Opportunities’ expansion into more flexible types of training delivery has resulted in the launch of our new online program, Thrive! Based on the content and philosophy of the Personal Leadership Program, The Marshman Foundation, as the development arm of Youth Opportunities, has been developing Thrive since 2015 and we’re really pleased to see pilot […]

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Scholarships Update

Our graduates have already learnt the skills to be personal leaders, developed the confidence to put themselves out in the world and acquired the skills to overcome issues at home and at school. But sometimes there are still barriers to learning and achieving, obstacles they may not have the capacity to overcome due to financial […]

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Expanding Into South East SA

Youth Opportunities was awarded one of two $100,000 grants from Impact 100 in May last year and such a significant grant made it possible for us to launch the Youth Empowerment South East, or YES, Project. This meant we could partner with four new schools – Mount Gambier High School, Allendale East Area School, Grant […]

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Term 1 Graduations this April. You’re Invited.

We are kicking off 2018 with a bang! We have 157 brave young adults graduating from the Youth Opportunities program this term, and we would love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Below we have a list of graduation times and locations. If you would like to join us, please RSVP with your details and […]

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Join us for Term 4 Student Graduations

20 November 2017 / Uncategorised

We are so excited to invite our wonderful supporters to Term 4 Graduations, happening from November 28 – December 8. We have 105 brave young adults graduating from the Personal Leadership Program this term, and we would love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Below we have a list of graduation times and locations. If you […]

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Term 3 Graduations happening this September

We are so excited to invite our wonderful supporters to Term 3 Graduations, happening from September 21 – September 28. We have 234 brave young adults graduating from the Personal Leadership Program this term, and we would love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Below we have a list of graduation times and locations. If […]

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Starry Starry Night Celebrates 20 Years of Youth Opportunities in Style

30 August 2017 / Students, Supporters

    Last Friday, the stage was set and the stars were hung for Starry Starry Night: A Celebration of 20 Years of Youth Opportunities. Almost 300 supporters and friends joined us at the National Wine Centre to celebrate the incredible impact Youth Opportunities has had on the lives of young people across South Australia since […]

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Term 2 Graduations happening this June

We are so excited to invite our wonderful supporters to Term 2 Graduations, happening from June 28 – July 6. We have 262 brave young adults graduating from the Positive Empowerment Program this term, and we would love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Below we have a list of graduation times and locations. If […]

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Save the Date – Friday, August 25th. Starry Starry Night

We are so excited to announce Starry Starry Night; a celebration of 20 years of Youth Opportunities on Friday, August 25th, 2017. Held at the National Wine Centre, this event will showcase the incredible impact that Youth Opportunities has had on more than 11,000 young people across South Australia. To receive your formal invitation, register your […]

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Shayla Shines at Charity Golf Day

24 May 2017 / Schools, Students, Supporters

Each year at our Charity Golf Day, we invite a young graduate to share their story with guests. This year, when Shayla, a year 11 student at Christies Beach High School, took the stage the crowd feel silent. Shayla graduated from the Positive Empowerment Program in 2016 after completing Operation Flinders. “Before Youth Opportunities, I […]

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RJE Global take out the Lee Newton Cup at the 10th Annual Golf Day!

22 May 2017 / Supporters

  Last Friday was a very special day in Youth Opportunities history; we hosted our 10th Annual Charity Golf Day. The sold out event, saw 126 of Adelaide’s business leaders and golfers ascend onto the greens of Glenelg Golf Course for a round of competitive golf, and to raise funds for Youth Opportunities. RJE Global took […]

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Youth Opportunities wins $100,000 Impact 100 Grant

17 May 2017 / Supporters, Team

We are so excited to announce that Youth Opportunities has been successful in winning a $100,000 grant through Impact 100 SA! The third annual Grants Awards dinner was held last week at the Arkaba Hotel. Youth Opportunities was one of four outstanding finalists on the night including Backpacks for SA Kids, Operation Flinders and MOSH. […]

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Celebrate Stars; a beautiful day at Serafino Winery

21 March 2017 / Supporters

  Last Sunday we held the first annual Celebrate Stars; an event designed to recognise the support and commitment of our Stars 100 Club members in helping to empower young lives. Members joined us on the lawns of Serafino Winery in McLaren Vale for an afternoon of wine and canapes with entertainment from the soulful and […]

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Term 1 Graduations happening this April

We are so excited to invite our wonderful supporters to Term 1 Graduations, happening from April 6 -12. We have 132 brave young adults graduating from the Positive Empowerment Program this term, and we would love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Below we have a list of graduation times and locations. If you would […]

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The Carbine Club SA helps raise more than $10,000 for Youth Opportunities

3 March 2017 / Supporters

  Youth Opportunities was delighted to once again be the charity of choice at The Carbine Club SA’s luncheon to launch the V8 series in Adelaide earlier this week. More than 400 guests were in attendance at the lunch held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The audience was entertained by three very special guest speakers, V8 Supercar drivers, […]

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YES Project Launching Soon

23 February 2017 / Team, Training

We are very excited to announce we will be launching the Youth Empowerment South-East or YES Project this year. This will see Youth Opportunities expand our reach to Mt Gambier and the Limestone Coast. We are currently recruiting for two positions in Mt Gambier, Licence Coordinator and Licence Trainer, to help set up and run the programs. […]

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Stars in the Garden 2016

17 February 2017 / Supporters, Uncategorised

Last December we held our annual fundraising event Stars in the Garden, hosted by our wonderful and dedicated supporters, Melanie and Robert Champion de Crespigny. Held in the gardens of the de Crespigny’s, guests enjoyed a dazzling Adelaide afternoon of food, wine and wonderful entertainment from our student band from partner school, Playford International College. […]

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Team Update

7 February 2017 / Supporters

It’s been a busy time over December and January for Youth Opportunities. The following are the changes and appointments that have been made that will bring you up to date. Head of Marketing and Fundraising Libby McMichael has moved from the role of Events and Marketing Manager to Head of Marketing and Fundraising. In her short […]

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Stars 100 Club Soiree

27 October 2016 / Supporters

Our recent Stars100 Club Soiree transported us to ‘Vietnam’! Stars 100 member Kristian Livolsi, hosted the event in his latest venue, Vietnamese Garage. Kristian welcomed us to the evening, sharing why supporting Youth Opportunities and giving young people a chance to realise their potential is at the core of what he does. Our guest speaker for the […]

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