In 2020, because of our fantastic partners, Youth Opportunities was able to support over 2,344 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 measures, such as K10, MHC-SF, EPOCH and Locus of Control, we consistently use statistical analysis to assess the effectiveness and impact of our programs. To learn about the impact of our programs and services, view our latest organisation report.


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.


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



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.



higher confidence



improved self-esteem



better relationship with family



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

100% of Personal Leadership Program graduates received the full 20 SACE points based on their fulfilment of key criteria.



more motivated towards school



feel they have skills to achieve their goals



have a clearer understanding of their future



know what to do to achieve their goals

In 2020, our personal leadership programs engaged:

2,344 young people

graduated 686 students

in 46 programs

across 29 schools

Thrive Online programs engaged:

162 students

across 11 schools

Interested to know more?

View our annual report