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Do you want to help young people lead and thrive in their lives? Join us at Youth Opportunities SA, where you will play an integral role in helping more of Australia’s youth to become personal leaders and increase their confidence, build resilience, purpose and motivation for themselves. The Public Program Coordinator will be a member of the Youth […]

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Supporter Spotlight: Graham Hobbs OAM

Image source: Living Choice Australia Graham Hobbs OAM has been a dedicated and longstanding supporter of Youth Opportunities for over twenty years, not only through his philanthropy, but as a former board member and Chairperson. Graham has made incredibly generous contributions to Youth Opportunities, both personally with his family, and through the businesses he is […]

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A Legacy of Hope

In the early days of Youth Opportunities, our founder Peter Marshman OAM used to take out advertising space in the Sunday Mail to spread more awareness of his emerging charity. We are so grateful to still have support from some of those people who read about us in the paper twenty years ago – and […]

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Blog Post from Head of Training Larry Waller

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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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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