In 2021, because of our fantastic partners, Youth Opportunities was able to support over 4,668 young people through our personal leadership programs, graduate engagement activities, scholarships, social enterprise, workshops, and wraparound services.

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.


of program graduates feel more responsibility for taking action in their lives

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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.

which can result in young people finding full-time work 2 months faster when applying for jobs. (FYA New Work Reality 2018, pg. 9)



higher confidence



improved self-image



better relationships with parents, students, and teachers



have a clearer understanding of their future

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



developed better time management and organisational skills



believe their grades will improve



have a good action plan to achieve their goals

In 2021, our personal leadership programs engaged:

4,668 young people

graduated 806 students

in 50 programs

across 25 secondary & vocational education partners

Our Thrive Online programs engaged:

1,802 students

across 14 schools

Interested to know more?

View our annual report