Byron Youth Service
November E-News
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Latest News
Youth Voices
Upcoming Courses
Programs & Activities
Project U-Turn
Get Involved
Turning the Tide
Byron Youth Service Team

Greetings!

 

Thanks to everyone who completed our community survey!  We are now collating the information and will share some of the ideas we've captured and announce the winner of the $250 Clix Computers voucher in a couple of weeks.   

So please stay tuned. 

 

November will be a busy month with schoolies starting on the 19th, our annual general meeting on Tuesday 22nd, the official kitchen opening with Don Page on the 29th and SNAP entries coming in from creative young people in our community.  Not to mention many other events and activities that you can read about below! 

 

If anyone is keen to join our committee or get involved in our organisation, please feel free to give us a call and we can have a chat...our doors are always open to the wonderful people in our Shire.

 

Otherwise we look forward to catching you all at some stage soon.  

 

From all of us..... 

 

BYS Team

Byron: 6685 7777

Mullum: 6684 3086

 

www.bys.org.au 

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Latest News


Kitchen launch invite
Don Page will be officially opening the evening!
Byron Bay Surf Festival

Byron Youth Service & Surf International were the recipients of money raised from the raffle during the Surf Festival.
Our proceeds will be going towards Solar Powering the YAC.
 
Thanks to everyone who supported this awesome festival!


'stART me up' event at the YAC

Surf Competition at Wategos

The winner of the Tom Wegener belly board! 
Hospitality Crew Graduate!
"Young people Kayla, Lauren, Amy, Sara, Chloe, Penthe, Alex and Hanuman celebrated the completion of their Certificate II Hospitality training at Earth & Sea Pizza on Friday 21st October.
Collaboratively delivered through TAFE NSW, Byron Youth Service and Links to Learning, the venture provided the young participants with a valuable learning experience, enriching their skills and knowledge surrounding the area of Hospitality."
Hospitality Crew Garduation

Youth Voices 


Max Cook student @ BCC

Max Cook- 15 - Byron Community Campus Student   

  

1. What has been the best experience in your life?

Going Snowboarding in New Zealand.  

 

2. What inspires you?

My friends and family.  

 

3. What would you like to see happen in Byron Bay?

More job opportunities for young people. 

 

4. When do you think a person becomes an adult and how?

When they turn 18 because there is more freedom to do things of their choice. 

 

5. What do you believe in?

I believe in having faith and seeing things for what they are. 

 

6. What would you like to change in the world?

I would to see more tax money going to poor countries instead of wars. 

 

7. What's important in a relationship?

Listening, communication and understanding.  

 

8. What has been one of the most challenging experiences in your life?

Leaving school and then returning.

 

9. Interwiewee to Interwiewer.  

What has been the best experience in your life?

Coming to live in Australia! 

Upcoming Courses
November Barista Course
Programs and Activities
Snap! Blue flyer  

 Creative Arts Collective

We went to the Artisan Market in Railway Park on Sat the 22nd of Oct and it was a huge success! 
Our creative young people meet every week and create jewellery, clothes, artworks, printed bags and more and then we go to the market and the money made goes back to the young person who made it.

On Saturday all the artists who helped man the stall sold their wonderful wares.

Creative Arts Stall


      

Every Tuesday - 3-6pm @ the YAC 

 Rock up with your socks up!

   

Enquiries contact Bridget - i_am_bridget@hotmail.com  

 
 1-2-3 Magic  Workshop

Presented by the Mullumbimby Neigbourhood Centre's Parent Team.

Parents, grandparents & family members caring for children aged 3-12 are invited to participate in a FREE one day workshop on child development, behaviour & discipline methods.
 
The 1-2-3 Magic Workshop will be held @ the Byron YAC
30th November 2011 -  9.30 -2.30

Free Childcare available on site during the workshop if required.

Limited places available.

To register contact BYS Youth Programs Coordinator
Rosalie Bryant  0431524044

 

FRIDAY NIGHTS @ THE YAC
Friday nights @ the YAC 

5 TO 10PM EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DROP IN FUN FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN HIGH SCHOOL AGED 12 TO 17..

 

PLAYSTATION AND Wii GAMING, BANDS, FOOD, MUSIC ROOM, ART, LATEST RELEASE MOVIES IN THE BEAN BAG CINEMA, SPECIAL EVENTS AND MORE.... 
Are you Passionate about Performing?

Dedicated, committed to group work?

 Looking for a unique theatrical experience?

 

Aged between 15 and 23years?

 

Then join BYTE!!

 

Byron Youth Theatre in Education

 

 We meet regularly on Monday arvo 4 til 6pm

 at Girl Guide's Hall, Carlyle Street, Byron

 

Performing in local community events and schools!

 

Email Lisa: energydolphin@hotmail.com for more details 

 

THIS GROUP IS FREE OF CHARGE!

Byron Young Mums Group  

     Shemiya & Tshanti         

Shemiya & Tshanti playing at the Young MUMS Group
    
Byron Youth Service invites
Young Mums & their families to join the
BYRON YOUNG MUM'S GROUP

 

Young Mums is teaming up with the Mullum 'Parent Team' to bring 'Toddler Tunes' to the Byron YAC - starting this Tuesday.   

Byron Young Mum's Group will welcome Michelle, an early childhood specialist who will offer 45 minutes of story telling, music & themed play for toddlers!!!

Group meets at the Byron Youth Activity Centre  

Tuesday 10am to 12.30pm

 

The group offers young Mums a safe place to share ideas
& socialise with others in a child friendly environment.
Morning tea provided.

For more information contact Group Coordinator  

Rosalie Bryant on 0431524044

BOXATION with Peter Gauge 

MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY 6 - 7 PM

Resumes on the 11th of October 

BYS Annual General Meeting   

Tuesday 22nd November 5.30pm  

Byron Youth Activity Centre

All Welcome! 

Spring Flyer 

Project U-Turn News


Flash Mobs

We have our first rehearsal for the Project U Turn flash mob on Saturday 5th November at 5pm at the YAC. We welcome all ages and all levels of experience to participate. There will be a section of the mob for complete beginners and a trickier section for those with more experience so come and be part of the best natural high going around.. dancing in the streets!

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Apostolides on 0403 023 693

Flash Mob Flyer
 

Student Forum

 

Representatives from Mullumbimby High, Byron High, Shearwater Steiner and Cape Byron Steiner were invited to join us at Byron Youth Service for a one-day Project U Turn workshop on Wed 12th October.

The purpose of the day was for young people to come together and work towards formulating peer led initiatives aimed at reversing youth binge drinking in the Byron Shire.

The day was a great success and we were so impressed and inspired by the leadership shown by these awesome young people.

The students will be involved in designing, developing and implementing a community based project which will provide them with the opportunity to become catalysts of change within their own circles of influence.

To top the day off, we had a team building exercise with Greg Sheehan, who engaged the students in a stimulating and fun percussion session to help strengthen the connections that were made on the day.

 

Students from Forum Day @ the YAC  

Greg Sheehan facilitating the group bonding percussion session!
Forum Students with Greg Sheehan 


Schoolies

Yes! It's that time of the year again..Schoolies! Project U Turn will have a marquee up at Top Park again this year and we will be running the 'Blow Zero' competitions again as a harm minimization strategy. If the young person gets a zero reading on the breathalyzer, they will get a coloured wristband. If they come back the next night and blow zero again, they will get a second band and on the 3rd night if they blow zero they will receive a free tie-dyed souvenir t-shirt saying 'Byron Bay' 'Schoolies 2011'. 

Our aim is to help young people delay that first drink of the day on as many days as possible by using positive incentives. Last year the initiative was so successful that we had a line out of the Schoolies Safety Hub and across the park! So come by and visit the hub from 7pm every evening over the two weeks and say hello!

 

 The queue in the Hub tent last year for the Breathalzer machine!  

Schoolies 2010 

Get Involved  


Schoolies Volunteers

 

Turning The Tide 


 TURNING THE TIDE - MOBILE YOUTH OUTREACH SERVICE
Turning the tide young peeps

Cruising the North of the Shire on Friday nights from 8pm till 12am.  

This includes Brunswick Heads, Ocean Shores, South Golden Beach, Mullumbimby and Sunrise Beach.

Cruising around Byron CBD and Suffolk Park on Saturday nights from 8pm till 12am.

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AWESOME SPONSORS!!!!

EARTH AND SEA PIZZA

EAGLE BOYS

BYRON CAPTURED WATER

SUFFOLK PARK BAKERY

 

We are always looking for people that would like to donate food or drinks for this fantastic program...

IF THAT'S YOU PLEASE CONTACT

Lisa Fensom Ph 6685 7777 EXT 3

Find us on Face Book at  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Byron-Youth-Service-Turning-The-Tide-Outreach-Bus/118656974884685

"LIKE" this page and keep updated on where the bus is at !!!

 

Byron Youth Service Team


Management Committee

   Richard Heazlewood-Ross         Chairperson
  Maxine Caron                                Deputy
 Ian Leggo                                 Treasurer
 Rob Eldridge                             Secretary
Mark Smith                                Member
 Brenda St Claire                          Member
 Philip Preston                              Member
Karim Kaufman                           Member
Nicqui Yazdi                           BUDDI Rep
 Melissa Honey            Staff Representative

Byron Youth Service Workers

Di Mahoney                                                        Director
Deb Pearse                            Mullum - Youth Connections
Melissa Honey                                         Links 2 Learning
Tegan Rowles                                               Youth Worker
Bridget Perry                                               Youth Worker
Rosalie Bryant                          Byron - Youth Connections
Stephanie Sims                                   Fundraising/Events
Kate Reed                                Project U-Turn Coordinator
Lisa Fensom                         Turning the Tide Coordinator
   
David, Jemma, Rachel, Luke, Joey & Sammy
Casual Youth Workers

   

 

Community Project Workers 

Steve, Noel, Odette & Angela                     BCC Flexi-School
Chad Kolcze                                             The Uncle Project
Lisa Apostolides                 BYTE Youth Theatre Co-ordinator
Nicqui Yazdi                                 BUDDI CDAT Co-ordinator