Connecting with young people in their world continues to be our mantra, no matter the challenges before us. In a brief respite from COVID-19 and lockdowns, the second quarter of 2021 was certainly an ‘eventful’ one! With Young Life Barossa turning 10, the National Annual Dinner in Sydney and Dodgebow Camps at Young Life Redlands, there was much to celebrate. Read here
Young Life Australia held two Summer Camps and a Summer Day Camp in January in spite of Covid-19 lockdowns starting and stopping. Read about the welcome change camps offered young guys, after a long, disrupted school year. Read now
October 2020 Annual Review edition
Looking back over the 2019-20 period, COVID-19 has had an undeniable impact but great things have been initiated and tried. Online clubs, talks and gatherings; development of our interns and the germination of a new Young Life area in Port Adelaide, South Australia.
It seems like a lifetime ago we were meeting in person at summer events in lieu of Young Life Australia’s national Summer Camp which was cancelled due to the bushfires. Here is our story from that time plus news from our Volunteers in Schools – ready to return after when Covid 19 restrictions lift – and an update from Glyn Henman.
Welcome to this our 2018-2019 Annual Review. Meet some of our committee members in this issue who are sold on local outreach and mission and we delve into the lasting value of the camping experiences you help to make happen! Pictured: Young Life Macedonia combined with Bulgaria for their first Summer Camp in 2019.
Why is the Wyld Life program so important as part of Young Life Australia’s strategy for youth? Read about leading young people through grief and loss. Learn about the boarding school where Young Life’s on board.
What does the year have in-store for youth involved in Young Life Australia’s community-based programs? How have changes in Melbourne re-created the vision and approach of Young Life? And Summer Camp! Images, stories and more. We hope you can come next year!
Young Life Australia’s Annual Review and financial summary for 2017-18. We also hear from our dedicated workers in Guyra, Warren, Hobart and Armidale as they share the impact your support is having in the lives of teenagers.
We hear from our team in Queensland and check in with one of our volunteers, Rachel about why she is sold on Club as a way of supporting young people in her community.
Read about our Summer Camp through the eyes of the volunteers who served.
In this, Young Life Australia’s Annual Review for 2016-17 you can read about Young Life in the changing Aussie urban setting; and friends who have taken their experience with Young Life Australia overseas where they continue to serve and encourage teenagers.
A perspective on the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why. We also outline help and resources available for those supporting teenagers experiencing tough times.
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.
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.
What has been the highlight for Young Life Australia in 2015-16? Our Area Managers give their perspective in this issue of Connections.
Read about the impact of technology on teenagers and the ultimate water sports adventure reuniting young people in western NSW with our travelling Young Life team.