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Greetings!

Well another Bluesfest is over - what an awesome lineup - I can't wait to see what Peter Noble and his crew have in store for their 25th anniversary next year!  All of us at BYS would like to thank Bluesfest for the opportunity they have provided us over the past four years to raise much needed funds and promote our work on alcohol-harm reduction whilst offering their patrons a very valuable breathalyser service. And at this year's event the first "Boomerang Festival" was announced for October this year - how fabulous! We are all looking forward to this new cultural celebration coming to Byron Shire.

This week is Youth Week! It's a chance to focus on young people - and acknowledge the energy and colour they add to our lives. Byron Shire Youth Council, Byron Youth House and Byron Youth Service are all working together to provide a rich offering for all to enjoy - see more below and remember that young people matter - they are our future! We'll also be rattling our buckets during youth week at the local markets, and other venues so please come and say hi.

In May and June we will be offering a new program for parents of teenagers. The STEP program is an evidence-based program that aims to build closer relationships between parents and teens.   If you are interested in finding out more or pre-registering your interest, please call us on 6685 7777.

And congrats to James Heath and the young musos who organised the Which Way Festival in January this year - building on their experience, they have now received a grant from YAPA (the NSW Youth Peak Body) to develop the YACROCKCAFE Festival in conjunction with BUDDI - our local community drug action team.  Well done guys!

Until next month....

From all of us @ BYS

 

Byron: 6685 7777

Mullum: 6684 3086

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Latest News



BLUESFEST 2013! 

What an amazing festival!
Byron Youth Service's awesome volunteers managed 2 Breathalyser stalls, recharged mobile phones and sold tickets for a BOTTLE TOP GUESSING COMPETITION to win 2 x 5 day pass to Bluesfest 2014 which was won by Carly Carter!
Congratulations Carly and thank you Bluesfest for donating tickets! 
Thank you Bluesfest and all the wonderful volunteers and patrons who supported BYS throughout the festival! 
See you next year!!!  


Bottle top competition
Bottle Top Competition won by Carly Carter!
BYT with Peter Noble
BYT crew Serren Glenn, Lisa Apostolides with Peter Noble
   
Sally
Sally @ the South Stall
Milli @ the South Stall

Helen and David
Helen & David @ the North Stall
BYT crew
BYT crew doing their thing!

 
BYS CHARITY OF THE DAY @ BYRON MARKETS

Thanks to Ian, Penny, Lucy, Elly, Shev & Steffie for helping us out to raise money for Street Cruise and Cringe the Binge! 
Also big thanks to Byron markets for giving us the opportunity! 
And of course all the wonderful people that donated! 
Shev & I @ Byron Markets
Shev & I @ Byron markets
BYS MULLUMBIMBY COTTAGE
Young Women's and Young Men's groups are doing really well this year at the Mullumbimby Cottage and young people have participated well in a range of activities.
The girls did a session with Teeya Blatt, using animal totem cards to identify strengths needed to deal with day to day issues and for the future. Both boys' groups will be doing sessions with Teeya this month, the younger group will be doing the 'Heroes' process.
The boys have also been learning rugby league ball skills with Jamie Coote and have focused on teamwork, agility, precision, safe tackles, co-ordination and accuracy.

The Year 9 girls have commenced some Zumba sessions with Jane Leacy, following discussion groups. It was lots of fun, much laughter and some great moves.

Mullum Girls group                  Mullum Girls group
We would love your help!
 
VOLUNTEERS' ORIENTATION

WEDNESDAY 10th April - 11.30AM

BYRON YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTRE - BYRON BAY

Please call Steffie 66857777 for more details
Taste of Byron Cookbook 2

Taste of Byron 2
We still have some cookbooks left for $5 each!

Contact Steffie on 6685 7777 or pop into the YAC  
to buy your copy and support BYS!

PANTRY WISH LIST
Could you spare a few items to help us feed young people attending our programs?
Opening times at the YAC Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 4pm
or call Steffie 0n 66857777.

Pantry Wish List
Thank you to community members that already have!
Workshops

BYT logo
BYT
 Byron Youth Theatre
Passionate about performing?
Every Monday - 3.45 to 5.45pm
Byron Youth Activity Centre
Ages 14 to 24
Please contact Lisa for more details on 0403 023 693
Byron Youth Service  
Parenting Program

Byron Youth Service is planning to deliver an 8 week parenting program on Thursdays during May & June.

The program will offer an opportunity for parents or caregivers of teenagers to discuss issues that really matter to them such as:

  • positive ways to respond to risky behaviours
  • developing realistic expectations of teenagers
  • taking care of yourself as a parent  

If you or someone you know is interested in this program please contact Rosalie Bryant on 0431 524 044 

       
Programs & Activities 
Youth week music event
and special guest stars!

Bus timetable from Ocean Shores to the YAC -
5pm - Ocean Shores Shopping Centre
5.15pm - Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre 
5.30 - Mullumbimby Bus stop (near Newsagency)           
5.45pm - Ozigo Byron Bay

Return trip leaving the YAC at 10pm

Call Steffie on 66857777 for more details. 
Youth Week Forum Flyer   
Suffo Poster April
April YAC rock cafe

BARISTA COURSE
Coffee image

Tuesday 16th  April - 4 to 7pm
$50
 Ages 15 to 24
Byron Youth Activity Centre
1 Gilmore Crescent Byron Bay
To book a place call Steffie on 6685 7777

Thank you to Byron Bay Coffee Co for donating coffee for our courses!

  

BLUESFEST GROMMET BUSKING COMPETITION 2013

Nick and Sam
Winners: Nick & Sam 
My Stranger by Claire Anne Taylor 
Finalist: My Stranger by Claire Anne Taylor  

Three Little Sisters
Three Little Sisters

Tea Society
Tea Society
Tahlia Matheson
Tahlia Matheson
Flynn Ward
Flynn Ward


HARDCORE SHOW
    
Cold War - Rotting Out - Civil War  
Wednesday 17th April @ 6pm  

BOXATION with Peter Gauge 

MONDAY 6 - 7 PM

WEDNESDAY  6 - 7pm 

Outreach Program

STREET CRUISE
  BYS bus

Cruising the Byron Shire on Friday 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!  

 

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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
 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
 
David, Jemma, Luke, Marti & Traci
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