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.
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
'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!
Byron Bay First National
Atlantic Guest House
Dinner by Brenda
Salon 2 You
There's Always More Hairdressing
Belinda Jeffery Cookbook
Be Waxed & Tanned
Byron Bay Massage
Byron Bay Hidden Treasures
Byron Bay Art Studio
Go Sea Kayak
Byron Bay Bamboo
Kate Nutt Photographer
BP Ozigo and Suffolk Park
The Cellars Bottle
Byron Bay Boot Camp
Byron Dental Surgery
Singhs Tyre & Mechanical
Fuz Cut & Style
Byron Bay Boot Camp
Gaia El Aon Bliss
Byron Surf School
Heart & Halo
Mullum Music Festival
Oksana Waterfall Artist
Byron in Bloom
Dolphin Office Choice
Byron Shire Echo
Byron Bay Divecentre
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 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!
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!
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
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!
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.
|BARISTA COURSE |
for young people!
Learn coffee making skills in a fun and safe environment!
Tuesday 21st JULY - 4 TO 7PM
Email Steffie: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 66857777 to book.
Selena Maiecollinson 15 - BYS Fashion Student
1. What has been the best experience in your life?
Coming to the YAC
2. What inspires you?
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?
9. Interwiewee to Interwiewer.
What is your favourite restaurant in Byron?
I would have to say O Sushi and Fishheads at the moment!
Young Mens' Adventure Program
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!
SNAP! 2012 YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
More details coming soon.....
Kayla Moon Amber Rain
2011 Peoples' Choice winners
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' group is having a break during the cold winter months!
Apologies for any inconvenience.
For more information contact Group Coordinator
Rosalie Bryant on 0431524044
BOXATION with Peter Gauge
MONDAY 6 - 7 PM
WEDNESDAY 5 - 6pm & 6 - 7pm
(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.
THANK YOU TO THE GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION FOR THE USE OF THE HALL
| MOBILE YOUTH OUTREACH SERVICE
Cruising the Byron Shire on Friday & Saturday nights from 8pm till 12am.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AWESOME SPONSORS!!!!
EARTH AND SEA PIZZA
BYRON CAPTURED WATER
SUFFOLK PARK BAKERY
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 !!!
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