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Byron Youth Service Team

Greetings!

Hi everyone!

We would like to extend a sincere thanks to our wonderful community for their fabulous support during July "Young People Matter" month.  We raised sufficient funds to help us keep our mobile outreach programs going while we develop some new funding approaches.  All of us at BYS truly appreciate the generosity of local businesses and community members in supporting our activities, and in turn, young people in our area....so a BIG thanks to all.

During July we developed a new website for BYS - one that connects to social media more easily - when you have time check it out and let us know what you think.   We've also been tidying up our social media activities and have started a new BYS facebook page - to replace the Byron YAC page - so please come and 'like' us and keep in touch with what's happening for young people.

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Our annual Fashion course started this week and the YAC is buzzing again with young people learning and laughing.  YACROCKCAFE on Friday nights is now booking lots of young bands that are taking the opportunity to hone their performances on stage - even coming from all over the region to play the YAC gigs.  Fashion, Photography, Creative arts - they'll all be a feature of some enterprise programs that will be starting soon - so stay tuned for more information.  And if you're in Byron, pop in and say hello and check out the facelift the YAC front reception area recently got thanks to some of our awesome volunteers and supporters.  We're hoping to do some updating at the Cottage in Mullum soon too, so let us know if you're keen to help out!

Have a great August....

From all of us @ BYS
 

Byron: 6685 7777

Mullum: 6684 3086

www.bys.org.au  

 

   

 

Latest News


'YOUNG PEOPLE MATTER' MONTH   

Thank you to our generous community who either gave their time, support, donations, attended and played at our fundraising event, bought a raffle ticket in either our major raffle or at the local pubs or bought a sausage @ Woolworths and helped us raise much needed money for our Outreach Programs. Extraordinarry effort by everyone!  

Thank you!!!   

  

Byron Bay First National 
Atlantic Guest House 
Duck Creek 
Dinner by Brenda 
Byron Tattoo 
Garden Gnomes  
Green Garage 
Salon 2 You 
Dendy Cinemas 
There's Always More Hairdressing 
Belinda Jeffery Cookbook 
Maddog  
Be Waxed & Tanned 
Byron Bay Massage 
Beach Cafe 
Byron Designworks 
Byron Bay Hidden Treasures 
Beach Hotel  
Byron Bay Art Studio 
Go Sea Kayak 
Leisurescapes  
Byron Bay Bamboo 
Kate Nutt Photographer

Byron Hire

Woolworths

BP Ozigo and Suffolk Park

The Cellars Bottle

Abrakebabra 

 

Byron Bay Boot Camp

Byron Dental Surgery

Kiva Spa

Singhs Tyre & Mechanical

Circus Arts

Lingerie Drawer

Tatu Lu

Fuz Cut & Style

Byron Bay Boot Camp

Gaia El Aon Bliss

Miessence

Sports Fitness

Veet's Cuisine

Byron Surf School

Mitre 10

Celeste Knight

Natures Child

Heart & Halo

Mullum Music Festival

Oksana Waterfall Artist

Byron in Bloom

Brunswick Hotel

Dolphin Office Choice

NAB

Byron Shire Echo

Xavier Rudd

Byron Bay Divecentre

Fishheads  

 


YPM FundraiserBYS @ woolies
  

   

 

 


Project U Turn Donation Video.mov

Donate now  

 

Every dollar we raise counts!  

As it will help us keep the Outreach Programs operating! 

We hold Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Taxation Office, making all donations to BYS tax deductible. 

Di and Megan Mitchell
Di Mahoney & Megan Mitchell

Megan Mitchell, NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People visited BYS and the YAC recently to gather information and ideas from young people in our region.
BYS GETS A MINOR FACELIFT!
Sahar
Sahar


Dani Dylan
Dani                                              Dylan

Purple/white foyer
New Purple and white foyer!
                  
We are so blessed to have amazing community people to help us make our space more beautiful. At the end of last month, Sahar, with the help of a group of willing volunteers Dylan, Dan and Maggie painted our foyer which now looks fresh and vibrant! Thank you so much!

Byron Youth Activities Centre
Here's a Snapshot of what goes on at the
Byron Youth Activity Centre! Enjoy!

Filmed & edited by Sharon Shostak for Echonetdaily

COMMUNITY ENGINE GIVEAWAY 

 

community engine  

We've registered with community engine's $100,000 community giveaway.

 

community engine is your personal guide to news, information, products and services from businesses and community groups relevant to you.

 

They're giving away up to $5,000 to community groups in the Northern Rivers region to help put community back into business.

 

All you need to do - is follow our profile!

Click Here and then use the green 'follow' button. You'll need to create a user account for it to work, and when you do - community engine will donate $1 to Byron Youth Service!

 

You can find out more about how it works here:

 

Make sure you tell your friends to get involved too!

 

Cheers,

Byron Youth Service Team         

 

 
WHAT'S HAPPENING @  MULLUM COTTAGE

Firstly a massive thank you to Andrew Hall for another extremely generous donation that will help us to keep our Outreach Services operational, particularly in the north of the shire. We really appreciate it. 

Secondly, there are now two young men's groups operating out of the Cottage in Mullumbimby. Both groups have had great attendance and really enjoy the out of school attention they receive. The boys participate in a fitness group, which addresses anger management issues, aggression, frustration and an inability to deal with feelings in an appropriate way. The work of the group is non confrontational, fun and supportive. It helps build a peer support structure for the boys and gradually builds trust between boys and workers, so they have somewhere they're comfortable to go for assistance. 
Some of them find school very challenging, so the physical aspect of the group helps release emotions and the relaxation and meditation techniques help them to find some focus and calm. 
The boys have lunch with the facilitators and the tradition of pizza continues.  
 
Mullum boys Mullum boys  
 
Mullum Year 9 boys
Xavier Rudd
Courses

BARISTA COURSE
for young people!
Barista course
Learn coffee making skills in a fun and safe environment! 
Tuesday 21st JULY  - 4 TO 7PM
$50
Email Steffie: stephanie@bys.org.au or call 66857777 to book.
 

Youth Voices 


Selena  

Selena Maiecollinson  15 - BYS Fashion Student  

  

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

Coming to the YAC 

 

2. What inspires you?

Shopping   

 

3. Who would you like to meet and what would you ask them?

Miranda Kerr and I would ask her what her childhood was like?  

 

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

Less tourists and more community spirit.       

 

 5. What has been the worst experience in your life?

Getting lost in a shopping centre when I was 4!   

 

6. What do you believe in?

I believe in ghosts and spirits! 

 

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

I would like to see everyone living in harmony and peace! 

 

8. What's important in a relationship?

Trust  

 

9. Interwiewee to Interwiewer.

What is your favourite restaurant in Byron?

 I would have to say O Sushi and Fishheads at the moment!   

 

Programs and Activities 
August gigs

August line up  

Youthspeak
Y MAP
Young Mens' Adventure Program
Y MAP group  

Y MAP is a fun, vocational and activity based program for boys
in Year 10 at Byron High.

The program is being held off campus and  includes a range of adventure activities including , mountain biking, kayaking, bush walking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, scuba, boot camp, rock climbing & circus arts.

Positive male role models are included in all activities & all the outings for this program have been generously donated by local adventure/leisure businesses.

The first outing for Young Mens Adventure Program (Y MAP), was held on the 18th July with Nigel Stewart from NSW National Parks/Cape Byron Trust, taking the boys on an interesting guided foot tour from Wategoes to The Cape Byron Light House.
Nigel Stewart was fabulous. He was able to share important information about Indigenous lore, bush tucker & environmental land management  with the boys in a fun, interactive & interesting way that encouraged participation. Moreover, Nigel was able to give the boys some interesting insight into employ ability skills for the Tourism/park management career field.

All the boys & their mentors really enjoyed this unique experience.

We would especially like to thank the trust for so generously gifting  this experience to the program participants!
Indent workshops
SNAP! 2012 YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 
More details  coming soon.....

Kayla Moon People's Choice
Kayla Moon                                                             Amber Rain
2011 Peoples' Choice winners    
FLASH MOB
Do you want to be part of a FLASH MOB that is based within the Byron Shire? Shoni has received a 'Small Change Grant" so she can create a Byron Flash Mob with the intention of holding FREE hip hop dance workshops for all young peeps from the ages of 12 to 20 that want to get involved, leading up to various MOB performances all over the shire at random events with the intention to hold a huge MOB dance during Schoolies in November.
Stay tuned for workshop dates times and venues.
All interested peeps can contact Shoni via facebook search Shoni Grace and leave a message about your interest, contact address email or phone number.
 

Byron Young Mums' Group  

      
  Young mums   

Young mums' group is having a break during the cold winter months!

Apologies for any inconvenience.

For more information contact Group Coordinator  

Rosalie Bryant on 0431524044

 

Facebook/Young Mums 

BOXATION with Peter Gauge 

MONDAY 6 - 7 PM

WEDNESDAY  5 - 6pm & 6 - 7pm 

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

BYTE  
(Byron Youth Theatre in Education run by Lisa Apostolides)
 
We are entering our development phase for a new performance piece on drink/driving issues.  If anyone comes across interesting articles, interviews etc please send me a link or photocopy in my pigoen hole at BYS. 
If anyone is willing to be interviewed about a drink/driving experience please let me know as BYTE members will be actively exploring the topic over next few weeks.

BYTE
 THANK YOU TO THE GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION FOR THE USE OF THE HALL

 

 MOBILE YOUTH OUTREACH SERVICE
YAC Bus

Cruising the Byron Shire on Friday & 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

and

BYRON BAY POLICE  

for allowing us to park the bus on their property!  

 

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

IF THAT'S YOU PLEASE CONTACT

Stephanie Sims 6685 7777  

Find us on Face Book at  Facebook/Turning the tide

"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
  Philip Preston                              Member
 Karim Kaufman                           Member
 James Nash                                Member
 Nicqui Yazdi                            BUDDI Rep
  Stephanie Sims           Staff Representative

Byron Youth Service Workers

Di Mahoney                                                        Director
  Deb Pearse                               Mullum - Youth Connections
Melissa Honey                                         Links 2 Learning
Tegan Rowles                                            Youth Worker
Rosalie Bryant                          Byron - Youth Connections
Stephanie Sims                                   Fundraising/Events
Kate Reed                                Project U-Turn Coordinator
 
David, Jemma, Luke & Marti
Casual Youth Workers

     

Community Project Workers 

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