Youth Frontiers

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Drum Roll Please......

What did the 2017 Youth Frontiers State Awards ceremony have in store for our 12 young finalists? With over 1000 Year 8 and 9 students participating in the program this year, nominations for the State Awards would not have been an easy task. Presented with an impressive assortment of nominations statewide, the judging panel from Family and Community Services carefully combed through pro...

It Takes Girl Power.....

Tucked away in the beautiful region of Nambucca Heads resides an unassuming voice that with the power of story telling art sends a strong message that women are a significant and vital equal to all that exists. The unassuming voice belongs to 15 year old Nambucca Heads High School st...

Bend & Stretch

When Flynn Wallace Smith from Belmont High School signed up to the Youth Frontiers Program, his vision was to reach out to his local senior stars and provide them with opportunities and tools that would promote good health. ...

Say "Cheese"

GO WALCHA FOR YOUR SHOW OF SUPPORT!  What a shot! Looking sharp and distinguished Thomas Micallef and MP Kevin...

Mission Not Impossible

With 'Youth Mental Health' one of seven categories featuring in the Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program, it has struck a resonating chord among many of our mentees across all electorates. Many of the projects drawing attention to 'Youth Mental Health' have been close to home and have spoken with a famil...

- LET THE GAMES BEGIN -

Inspired by his grandmothers experience and genuinely passionate about our much loved senior citizens, Thomas Micallef from Walcha Central School embarked on the Youth Frontiers journey with a vision to proactively enhance the lives of aged care residents. Teaming up with his mentor Mayor Eric Noakes, Thomas coordinated a group of his fe...

Showcase Bonanza!

With Community Activities Lake Macquarie hosting the very last of the Youth Frontiers Showcases, it was an event that certainly left a positive note on the success of the program for the nine high schools that represented nine electorates in the Hunter Newcastle Region. ...

Amidst the Lush Hinterland, Beaches & Wildlife......

With so many exciting things to see and do in Port Macquarie, there is an attraction that has remained a constant for the past 6 months, that being the work of our mentees from St Columba Anglican School and Wauchope High School. Distance between the two schools presented no obstacle to getting on with important matters related to comm...

Just Like Cinnamon & Sugar....

Representing the Northern Tablelands electorate, Youth Frontiers mentees from Walcha Central School and Uralla Central School proudly and with enthusiasm exhibited their community projects at The Armidale Ex Services Club on Friday 27th...

Tweed Gems of a Different Kind

Tweed may be well known for its enviable white sandy beaches, relaxing rainforest river cruises, fun water activities and glittering oceans but it boasts an array of captivating gems worthy of recognition. These gems are brilliant, radiate a positive energy and are infectious by nature. These gems are known as ou...

DOUBLE WHAMMY!

-----------------------------  Photo courtesy of Mid Coast Communities - Top Row: Melissa Jones, Youth Frontiers Coordinator; Mentors Jasmine Ernst, Barbara Green, Simon Edwards, Danielle Burns, Moesha Fuller & Yvonne Fuller; Bottom Row: Wingham High...

A Hit Among the Ladies

Lachlan Sole from Bellingen High School won many a vote for choosing to draw attention to the long standing issue associated with the Gender Pay Gap in Australia. Striking a balance between sensitivity and assertion, Lachlan and his project aimed to remind the community that this iss...

SHOWTIME! in picturesque Bellingen

A gorgeous mountain backdrop and the spirited vibe that resides in the heart of Bellingen welcomed Showcase for our Coffs Harbour and Oxley electorate mentees. Hosted by Mid Coast Communities, the Youth Frontiers team treated the mentees and mentors with a special Showcase gathering at the sophisticated and adoring Ceda...

Two more sleeps!

Neighbouring high schools St Columba Anglican School & Wauchope High School are busy preparing for their Showcase which will be held on Friday 27th October. Let’s spread the word and wish our mentees a most rewarding ce...

THE POWER OF 16!

Did you know that 16 is a number of perfect measures and a number of perfect completeness? In some circles 16 is recognised as a number that cultivates personal will power and independence and is often associated with self determination and confidence. 16 is ...

Modern Day Version of the 3 Muskatees!

Three remarkable young ladies from South Grafton High School represented their peers at the 2017 Clarence Showcase on Wednesday morning 25th October. Under the direction and guidance of Mid Coast Communities, Alya, Britney and Makirra had their opportunity to shine with a strong show of supporters to celebrate and share their well earned ac...

Revving Things Up a Little

The 2017 Youth Frontiers Program is certainly seeing a diverse range of community projects busily coming to fruition. Unique and relevant in their own right, one such community project turns an educational key offering students the opportunity to attend and participate in a Car Mec...

~~Enough to Make Your Eyes Wobble~~

Photo Courtesy of YWCA NSW: YWCA NSW Youth Frontiers Coordinator, Ashleigh Walton with Andy Greenhalgh & Darcey Reid YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY THERE'S LOVE IN OUR TUMMIES! Where do you start when selecting a cupcake that will satisfy the calling that comes fro...

Sneak Peak on the Central Coast!

Mmmmm.....what are our Youth Frontiers mentees up to on the vibrant coastal community known as the beautiful Central Coast? Peter Lyall, Youth Frontiers Coordinator for Youth Connections assures us that there are wonderful community projects unfolding and a good dose of healthy enthusiasm from the mentees and mentors across&nb...

Move over Spiderman, Batman, Robin, Wolverine & Ninja Turtles

It appears our mentees from the New England Electorate have a busy dance card! Youth Frontiers community projects, school assignments and homework, hanging out with besties, sport, home life, chores  BUT WAIT, THERE IS MORE…….. time to create a Super Hero! ...

Is it Furry? Can it Fly? Does it Roar? Will it make a Splash? How many Legs?

Youth Advisors representing their team of fellow mentees offer their thoughts about the program in a refreshing manner. Tapping into their own imagination and drawing on inspiration from our animal friends, here's what some of our Youth Advisors across 23 electorates shared when asked: "If the Youth Frontiers Program at your school was an animal...

Dishing Up a Whole Lot of Good Stuff!

Among other things, food has been revered for its powerful ability to unite, connect, heal and fuel. The intent, the preparation and the final product says a great deal about what it can potentially offer. Bearing this in mind, is it possible for food to feed the soul of a community and ignite a positive connected spirit? ...

././ Seed & Song ./ ./

WELL DONE GEORGIA HUDSON! Community Project 'Seed & Song A Festival of Nature and Nurture' featured in the W...

NEWSFLASH! YMCA Youth Parliament Representative Shines!

Situated in the scenic New England High Country, Uralla is a pretty historic town residing between Armidale and Tamworth. YWCA NSW were delighted when Uralla Central School became one of two high schools embracing the Youth Frontiers Program, proudly representing the New England electorate for 2017. Word is that the Year ...

THE BELLINGEN YOUTH HUB HOSTS NEXT ROUND OF 'PITCH IT!' SESSIONS

Armed with eleven young busy minds, a comfortable and engaging space, a scoop of humble media attention and the super duo Youth Frontiers Coordinators Helene Enevoldson and Bec Minichilli from Mid Coast Communities, the Bellingen High School 'Pitch It!' session proves to be an impressive hit!   Among those present on the day was Janene C...

Resort, On Road, Cruise or Bootcamp?

Packed with life experience, a personal and professional toolkit, a trusty map, treats to sustain momentum and a source of useful contacts for the trip, it goes without saying that our priceless mentors play an instrumental role in the Youth Frontiers Program. ...

Hunter-Newcastle Mentees Pitch their Community Project Ideas

The week of Monday 14th of August and Monday 21st of August saw Community Activities Lake Macquarie busy delivering a series of 'Pitch It!' sessions across nine Hunter-Newcastle High Schools particpating in the 2017 Youth Frontiers Program. Powered up with ample energy Youth Frontiers Coordinators Nicole Molyneux and Sarah Berry successfully steered and led the sessions for Swa...

$$$ LET'S SPEND $$$

Thoughtful, in touch, very aware and worthy, here's what some of our mentees from the New England electorate had to say when asked:    If I were Prime Minister for 4 weeks with $30,000 to spend on community needs, I would............’  &ldqu...

Youth Frontiers Mentees unite at Carrara Stadium for their 'Project Share'

What a treat! The 26th July saw mentees and their mentors from four participating high schools unite at Carrara Stadium for their 'Project Share' session. Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia, the organisation responsible for delivering the Youth Frontiers Program in each of the four high schools, coordinated the gathering seeing it as an ideal opportunity to not only have community project ideas...

Youth Frontiers finalists celebrate 2016 at Parliament House

In November our 2016 Youth Frontiers finalists celebrated this year's efforts at Parliament House in Sydney. This year we had 11 state finalists with 6 winning in their category!! We couldn't be prouder. Conor, Murwillumbah High School Edward, Murwillumbah High School – WON! CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT AND CONSER...

2015 Youth Frontiers State Awards Ceremony

The Youth Frontiers State Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday 17th February 2016 at NSW Parliament House in Sydney. The event was held to recognise and reward the 21 finalists from the 2015 Youth Frontiers program.  Students received their certificates by The Hon John Ajaka MLC Minister for Ageing, Disability and Multiculturalism Over 1000 community projects were undertak...

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