Youth Frontiers

Stories

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! ...

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...

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? ...

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 ...

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...

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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