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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…

YES Participants Expand their Carpentry Skills

Under the guidance of Skills Specialists at the West Moonah Community Shed, YES Participants have been able to build an array of different timber products for the YES Social Enterprise. The products that the Participants have designed and manufactured are all made out of Tasmanian timbers and have been hand crafted to a very high…

FAST Statistics

The Families and Schools Together (FAST) program aims to have a significant impact on families, schools and communities that participate. For each program that takes place, parents and teachers fill out extensive evaluation surveys both before and after the program so that this impact can be measured. One of the most interesting things to come…

Merry Christmas

Impact Communities sends best wishes to all for a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year. Our offices will be closed from midday Friday 22nd December, reopening on Tuesday 2nd January. Once again we would like to thank all staff, volunteers and contractors for their fantastic efforts and support throughout 2017. We’re looking forward…

YES Tokens

The last month at Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES) has been a rollercoaster ride and we have begun gaining momentum in all aspects of the initiative with some really great outcomes. We have had an increase in our presence at local markets and have seen some great success. Participants have begun to see some return for…

YES Social Enterprise

Over the past few months Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES) Participants, volunteers and staff have been busy developing and growing the YES social enterprise; a place where young people can get hands on experience in all aspects of business. Participants have the opportunity to design and create a beautiful range of handmade products as well as…

National Employment Solutions Conference Presentation

Last week Mark Boonstra flew off to Surfers Paradise to present at the National Employment Solutions Conference. The Conference examined the changing face of work and the workplace and the impacts on people and communities.  The conference addressed the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues that relate to innovative employment solutions in both job supply and…

YES

Are there any changes in our participants due to their engagement with the YES Initiative? It’s my belief the answer is a resounding YES! Often a repeated conversation that we are having with new participants, at the intake interviews where young people have expressed that they are experiencing low self-esteem and troubling levels of anxiety.…