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Successful FAST Programs at St Brigid’s New Norfolk

Successful FAST programs St. Brigid’s has offered two very successful FAST programs – one in 2017 and another in term 1 of 2018. Each of the FAST programs has involved families for 2 hours per week (for 8 weeks’ duration) and includes a range of fun experiences designed to build relationships within families and within…

Stewart Gets His Dream Job in Retail

After finishing College, Stewart wanted to find a job in retail and develop his skills, so he became a YES participant. When Stewart first commenced YES, he was tired of making job applications with no job opportunities arising from them, but he kept his spirits up. The YES initiative assisted Stewart by preparing him for…

Innovative alternative program kicking goals for unemployed youth

In 2017 young indigenous Tasmanian Brodie Wilton joined the first group of Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES) Participants. This decision has changed Brodie’s life for the better. Through the unique combination of life and career coaching, as well as the hands on experience of participation in the YES Social Enterprise, Brodie’s interest in woodwork has flourished…

Innovative alternative program leads to employment for local youth

Finding that elusive first job can be a tough ask for many young people, which is apparent with the recent release of statistics showing that youth unemployment rate in Southern Tasmania is on the rise again. To combat this trend, the Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES) initiative, working in partnership with Vicinity Centres, is showcasing young…

Realising Potential, Achieving Goals

Realising potential, achieving goals – this is the vision of Impact Communities and it is a vision that is being met.  It is to the credit of our staff and volunteers that every week we have stories to share of people realising their potential and achieving their goals. This week saw the Youth Entrepreneurial Services…

Not Just Any Program

Empowering young people to gain employability skills has traditionally been where the trainee is taught to improve on their resume writing, effectively address selection criteria and practice towards a preparedness for that up and coming interview. But, the YES initiative is not just any training program. It’s an initiative that relies upon the staff embodying the organisation’s commitment…

Open Day Success

We’d like to thank and congratulate everyone that made our open day a success. With an enormous amount of hard work and preparation from participants, volunteers and staff we had a fantastic time showing almost 90 visitors through YES HQ! Participants were confident and keen to showcase some of the skills that they’ve been fine…

YES Northgate Pop-Up Shop

On Monday 5 February, the YES pop-up shop was in full effect at Northgate Shopping Centre in Glenorchy. This marked a substantial achievement for the young people both working at the shop and for those behind the scenes who’ve contributed in a myriad of ways. This was also Stewart and Ellen’s first real foray into the…