A school, but not as you know it

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 is […]

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Youth Opportunities appoints new Board Chair as it prepares for its biggest year of growth

Dennis Laundy has stepped down from his role of Chair of the Board of Youth Opportunities. Board Member, Nick Chigwidden, was officially announced as Chair on Thursday, 6 May 2021, during Celebrating YOUth Opportunities, an event held during Youth Week for its supporters in the community. Mr Laundy commented that stepping down from the role […]

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Adam Scott Foundation Youth Opportunities Scholarship Winner Announced!

Eighteen-year-old Sophie McDougall of Kapunda has had her hard work recognised when she was recently awarded the 2021 Adam Scott Foundation Youth Opportunities Scholarship. The scholarship is a fully funded tertiary education scholarship up to the value of $75,000 to support her pursuit of becoming an Occupational Therapist (OT). Since she was 15 years old, […]

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Join our Team!

Marketing and Fundraising Support Officer – 12-month project-based role THIS IS NOT FOR YOU Unless you have a creative brain Unless you have an I for detail 😉 Unless you have an intense passion for marketing and fundraising Unless you are driven and enthusiastic Unless you are fast thinking and task orientated Unless you are […]

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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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