Innovation in Action: Apprenticeship Program in Regional Australia Goes Digital

What is the Apprenticeship Pilot Program? Australia is facing a nationwide problem of apprentice retention due to several reasons, such as wellbeing and mental health issues, lack of personal leadership, and a clash in values between employees and organisations. Our rapidly changing world of work requires young people to not only have technical skills, but […]

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Adam Scott Scholarship Winner To Help Solve One Of Rural Areas’ Biggest Problems – A Lack of Local Doctors

An 18-year-old from Kapunda High School has been named as Adelaide-born golfer Adam Scott’s 2020 Adam Scott Foundation Youth Opportunities Scholarship winner, and will receive a full tertiary scholarship to pursue her dream of studying medicine. With South Australia facing a GP shortage in up to 50 rural areas, Chloe, who grew up in the mid-north […]

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An important message from our Chief Executive, Erin Faehrmann

I am sure your inboxes have been inundated with information about COVID-19 and, in these uncertain times, I wanted to reach out with a message from Youth Opportunities to offer some certainty. Working primarily in the school system means we are diligently staying abreast of, and responding to all government advice to ensure community health, […]

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Cancellation of Term 1 Graduations

In light of the recent announcement by the government to cancel events of more than 100 people, and in response to the advice provided by schools in SA, we have cancelled all public graduations for Youth Opportunities graduates in Term 1.  We really appreciate your understanding, and will be sharing reflections from our graduates in […]

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A Family’s Journey with YO

When Michael was offered the chance to take part in our Personal Leadership Program last year, his self-esteem was at rock bottom. Michael had a history of being bullied, and his confidence, resilience and mental health had drastically suffered as a result. Michael was totally disengaged from school and his studies, and his mother, Lee, […]

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Q&A with Nicky Brand, Marshman Foundation

We recently sat down with Nicky Brand, General Manager of the Marshman Foundation, to speak with her about current issues facing young people and how concepts within Youth Opportunities’ programs can help to alleviate these problems.  What is one of the most concerning issues facing young people today? Unfortunately, anxiety is on the rise in […]

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Reflections from a Regional Personal Leadership Program

Larry Waller, Head of Training, reflects on his visit to two regional communities, Cummins and Tumby Bay, to attend YO’s Personal Leadership Graduations – and witnessed first-hand the incredible difference that Youth Opportunity makes in regional communities and beyond.  Toward the end of 2019, after being in post as Head of Training for Youth Opportunities […]

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Radio ‘Stars’: Erin and Elijah on 5AA

Earlier this week, Erin Faehrmann, our CE, was invited on to 5AA to chat about Youth Opportunities with host Leith Forrest. Joining Erin was one of our wonderful graduates, Elijah, who talked about the positive impact Youth Opportunities has had on his own life. If you missed it, click here to listen. Many thanks to 5AA for […]

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Stars in the Garden shine brighter than ever

Youth Opportunities’ major fundraiser ‘Stars in the Garden’ was hosted by Melanie and Robert Champion de Crespigny in their gorgeous gardens on Saturday, 16 November. 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 […]

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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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