The Power of Reflection – a Trainer’s Experience

6 December 2023

Why is it important to reflect in our lives? Reflecting helps us to develop our skills and review their effectiveness, rather than just carry-on doing things as we have always done them. It is about questioning, in a positive way, what we do and why we do it, and then deciding whether there is a better, […]

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15 alternatives to ‘How was your day?’

27 October 2023

Parents/caregivers, are you tired of the same old “How was your day?” with your teens? 🤔 Discover fresh, engaging ways to spark meaningful conversations here.

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Self-image and self-esteem same same but different?

26 September 2023

Have you ever wondered what the difference between self-image and self-esteem is and if they are somehow connected? Well, wonder no more! One of our wonderful Personal Leadership Program graduates, Bethany*, has unpacked the two concepts for you. Keep reading to find out why self-image is important to your mental health and what you can […]

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Q&A with a Mel, Community 360 Coordinator and Trainer

5 September 2023

Recently we chatted to Mel, one of our newest training team members. Read on to find out about the interesting work she’s done at Youth Opportunities so far: When did you start working at Youth Opportunities and why?   “I began Youth Opportunities in mid-May this year, and it has been a great whirlwind ever since.   What […]

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Opportunity is life-changing – Invest in the future of our youth

13 June 2023

Dear Valued Supporter, My name is Tom, and I have worked in the training delivery team at Youth Opportunities for the past 17 years. While so much has changed within our organisation over this time, the one thing that hasn’t changed is that the young people we work with all still want the same thing – […]

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What is Personal Leadership?

6 March 2023

This is a common question that we are asked on a regular basis!  You have more than likely heard of what leadership is, but when it comes to personal leadership it is something that people very rarely explore despite maybe already holding those skills. As the Personal Leadership Program is our flagship service, we thought […]

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Learn about Generation Thrive

Did you know Youth Opportunities have their own social enterprise?   Introducing Generation Thrive, a profit-for-purpose business established in 2021, supporting personal leadership, enterprise, and wellbeing skill development for young adults and emerging leaders within the workplace, community and industry. 100% of profits are returned to Youth Opportunities Australia, to support its mission.   Generation Thrive provides […]

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Understanding the Teenage Brain

11 February 2022

As a parent of a teenager, you’ve almost certainly had a moment (or many!) where you felt like you were fighting a losing battle. They won’t talk to you, won’t clean their room, they sleep in every day, and somehow know exactly how to push your buttons. You might feel like you simply don’t understand […]

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Building your Personal Leadership

28 June 2021

We’re pleased to be announced as the charity of choice for the upcoming Newday Summit. A conference like no other, Newday exists to create positive change in the world by inspiring, empowering, connecting and igniting action in both individuals and organisations, so they can ‘lead for the greater good’. Not only are we the charity […]

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Thriving In A Time Of Uncertainty

11 May 2020

Recently, Youth Opportunities interviewed our founder, Peter Marshman OAM, to discuss the importance and relevance of our online program, Thrive Online, and its origins. Peter is a successful businessperson, author and entrepreneur who has owned a number of well-known businesses in SA, and founded Youth Opportunities over 20 years ago. The YO program has been […]

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Caring For Yourself While Working From Home

Dana Riddle, our Child Safety Officer, shared with us some great tips and tricks to improve our wellbeing whilst a large number of us are working from home. In theory, working from home sounds pretty awesome. There’s no daily commute, so you may get some more zzz’s in the morning before logging in for the […]

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A Family’s Journey with YO

11 February 2020

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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