In 2019, because of our fantastic partners, Youth Opportunities was able to support over 2,794 young people through our programs and follow-up services across South Australia.

The measurement and analysis of our programs are as much a part of the delivery as the content itself. Using internationally-recognised statistical analysis measures, such as K10, EPOCH and PERMA, we accurately and consistently assess the effectiveness and impact of our programs. To learn about the impact of our programs and services, view our latest organisation report.

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reduction in the number of students at risk of developing a mental health disorder.

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Her communication with the family has improved. She has a positive outlook on the future and not getting distracted at school.

Parent of Graduate

Youth Opportunities changed my life. I’m happier and I feel more connected to people now.

Graduate

Youth Opportunities has helped me to challenge my negative self-talk and see a positive future for myself.

Graduate

Wellbeing

Students undertaking the Personal Leadership Program are asked to complete a wellbeing self-assessment at the beginning, and end, of the program.

Each year, students consistently report significant increases in all areas of wellbeing as a result of the program.

96

%

higher confidence

94

%

improved self-esteem

91

%

better relationship with family

85

%

better relationship with teachers

With a renewed focus on developing emotional intelligence and resilience in young people, the Personal Leadership Program is more relevant than ever – giving tomorrow’s leaders the skills and tools they need to thrive in school, work and life.

Attainment and achievement

Graduates of the Personal Leadership Program in 2017 went on to complete their SACE and PLP at a higher rate than their Year 10 peers, despite starting from a lower baseline

91

%

more motivated towards school

96

%

feel they have skills to achieve their goals

91

%

have a clearer understanding of their future

96

%

know what to do to achieve their goals

In 2019, our Personal Leadership Program engaged:

2202 young people

graduated 728 students

in 45 programs

across 23 schools

Thrive Online programs engaged:

592 students

across 4 schools