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“ My daughter is communicating more and thinking about what she wants to change. She has increased her confidence and improved her willingness to try something different and step out of her comfort zone. ”
Mother of Graduate, Craigmore High School

Current Schools

YO works with schools across metropolitan and regional South Australia.

Our Results

Find out more about how Youth Oportunities benefits families, students and schools.

What to expect

Find out more about what to expect from your young person doing the program

Our Trainers

Our trainers come from a variety of different professional backgrounds, many with experience in secondary teaching, psychology, social or youth work.

Trainers undertake an extensive recruitment and training process, and have ongoing weekly professional development which exceeds 150 per year.

Not only do our trainers receive support in their skills at delivering the program but they actually participate in the program themselves enabling them to personalise the theories and better understand the journey of a young person the Program

Professional and personal development includes internal and external training that aligns with our program concepts. This includes

  • Facilitation methods
  • Positive psychology
  • Mental health first aid training
  • Suicide risk training
  • Gender and sexual identity

Tips for supporting your young person during the program

  • Encourage and acknowledge their positive improvements
  • Be open to talking to them and be aware that they may initiate discussion with you
  • Avoid applying expectation or pressure that the Program training will ‘fix’ students
  • Increase your understanding of the Program by reading the student support manuals
  • Attend the graduation to support and share in the success of your young person
“ My son seems less likely to react impulsively to issues that arise at home. When they do arise, they don’t escalate as rapidly because there is more time to talk through what’s happening and come to an agreement instead of an argument. This Program gives the students an opportunity to learn how to deal with everyday issues in a really positive way. ”
Mother of Graduate, Eastern Fleurieu School

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