In this, Young Life Australia’s Annual Review for 2016-17 we report back to you, our support network, on our financial position and ongoing work among young people in Australia. Read about Young Life in the changing Aussie urban setting; and friends who have taken their experience with Young Life Australia with them overseas where they continue to serve and encourage teenagers.
Young Life’s Ben Staunton reviews Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why on the issue of teenage suicide. We outline some help and resources available for those supporting teenagers experiencing tough times. Lucy Smith describes her experience coming on to the Young Life team in Hobart. Young Life in Victoria’s Monash Area is serving pancakes at Glen Waverley Secondary College.
How do you build up and encourage the wide variety of young people who make up High Schools today? Young Life Chaplain, Georgia Gould, talks about some of the initiatives she is involved in to support students. Read about Summer Camp with reports from Summer Staff and the campers and how a small country community made the experiences on Summer Camp possible for their young people. And met John and Dan, a leader and Club member from Kelso in NSW.
What makes Young Life tick? It’s our staff. Meet some of our newest members and find out what motivates their work with young people. Young Life Australia celebrates with Young Life in Belarus as they reach a special milestone and Ski Mission is kitting up for the future. Find out how you can be a part of their plans.
What has been the highlight for Young Life Australia in 2015-16? Our Area Managers give their perspective in this issue of Connections. CEO Glyn Henman reports how Young Life’s volunteers in schools and communities have generated growth in Young Life’s camping program and Financial Controller Llew Morris reports an increase of 15 percent in donations to Young Life in the past year.
Read about the impact of technology on teenagers, fundraising events that have boosted established and green shoot areas, and the ultimate water sports adventure reuniting young people in western NSW with our travelling Young Life team.