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Freya’s Troublesmiths Journey

Freya’s Troublesmiths Journey

When I first started I was lacking in self-confidence and found that I always doubted myself. During my time here I’ve learnt to think more positively and I now approach things with a more positive attitude. I got so much out of the coaching. It showed me that being positive isn’t cheesy, it is about…

Trouble Makers

Trouble Makers

How was work today? It’s a question we often ask or answer every day, usually without much thought. But what if your chances of getting a job were impacted by situations or circumstances beyond your control? Many young job seekers face this challenge on a regular basis and these barriers can be their biggest hurdle…

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Singapore visitors to Impact Communities

This past week we welcomed Ms Tien Li Won, Assistant Director at the Central Youth Guidance Office (CYGO), and Mr. Michael Zhou, Senior Research Psychologist at the Clinical and Forensic Psychology Service (CFPS), both from Singapore. They are visiting Hobart as part of a conference, and googled youth employment programs and up came YES/Impact Communities,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Empowering young people

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…