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June E-News 
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Workshops
Youth Voices
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Outreach Program
Byron Youth Service Team

Greetings!

We hope this newsletter finds you healthy and happy!

BYS is on a fundraising mission in 2013 and we'd love your help and support!  All our fundraising efforts are designed to engage and assist young people in our community.

Please check out our new Fundraising Prospectus for information detailing our priorities for the next few years.  As a registered charity with deductible gift recipient status, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.  All donations - big or small - are welcomed.

We will be holding some fundraising events - so if you like to have some fun for a good cause then maybe our charity Golf Day will appeal to you....read on for more info.

And we'd like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who has made a donation of cash, goods or their time and effort to support us in our work with young people. We appreciate you all.

Have a lovely June everyone.....

Young People Matter!

From all of us @ BYS

 

Byron: 6685 7777

Mullum: 6684 3086

www.bys.org.au  

 

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Latest News



Suffo Skate Comp

 
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Suffo Comp Suffo Comp  

The sun was shining & the skaters were out in full force on Saturday 18th May for the Suffolk Park Project's: Suffo Skate Comp.  BYS & the Byron Bay Skate Board Coaching crew delivered a FREE comp to local young people, sizzling up a free BBQ & hanging out with the local Suffo community.

 

BIG congratulations to everyone who competed on the day & thank you to all of the families & members of the community who came along to support the talented young skaters. Prizes were given to the following young people, thanks to the generosity of Skullcandy,  Modus,  Electric,  Iron Fist,  DC Shoes & Byron Bay Skate Board Coaching.

 

16 Under Sponsored Final

1st  Joey Cormack

2nd Jayden Wills

3rd Keymeoh Cundith

16 Under Final

1st Vincent O'Reagan-Walsh

2nd Oscar Narvo

3rd Connor Prosser

Girls Final

1st Ashleigh Hill

2nd Ava Cormack

12 Under Final

1st Will Cormack

2nd Hunter Amos-Eakin

3rd David McCallum

8 Under final 

1st  Zane Hetherington

2nd Hunter Yates

3rd Karlin O'Halloran


 

BEST TRICK  

Keymeoh Cundith- Switch Board Slide on Down Rail

BEST SLAM

Bayden Speed Bolt- Slip out Forward on Down Rail

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD  

Jenali Doncaster


   
Mullum News
The Year 9 group, along with all the other groups participated in a harm minimisation information session with Jenny Lemmon and some work with Teeya Blatt, looking at goals and strengths.
They are now focussing on creative work using 'emotion boxes', which are a tool for examining conflict, gaining perspective and reflecting on the possible differences between the inner and outer self. 
The inner self looks at the internal, private world of physical sensations, emotional feelings, fantasies, memories, wishes and thoughts. The outer self is portraying the part of you that shows itself to the outside world, the ways in which you express yourself for others to see: your activities, behaviour, accomplishments, body and environment.  These two 'selves' may be contrasting. For instance the inside self may feel very active with many thoughts and feelings buzzing around while the outside self may seem quiet, calm or even boring and stagnant.
We began this project with a session at giving each other feedback on how we saw each other and what 'person' we showed to the world.
It was evident very quickly that for these girls, the way they feel inside is very different to the image they show to the outside world. They are doing some wonderfully creative work and there's lots of great discussion while they're working.
Mullum Girls  

Cringe the Binge
CRINGE THE BINGE NEWS

Students from Southern Cross University have created animations for a UNI project inspired by various live action animations and with the Cringe the Binge topic in mind!

Thanks to the students for all their creativity and effort!

Enjoy!!

 
 
We would love your help!
 
VOLUNTEERS' ORIENTATION

WEDNESDAY 12TH JUNE - 11.30AM

BYRON YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTRE - BYRON BAY

Please call Steffie 66857777 for more details
 

 
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Street Cruise Fundraiser @ Big Fish

Thank you so much Jason @ Big fish for supplying all the food for the BBQ and the space to hold the Fundraiser.
We would also love to thank the following businesses that donated prizes and vouchers for the Auction:

100% Pets

Balcony  

Byron Beach Café

Cape Byron Kayaks 

Crystal Castle

Essentially Byron

Fishheads

Focus

John Callanan - Helicopter Ride 

Manna Haven

Medicine Wheel

Planet Corroboree

Quicksilver

Red Ginger

Reflections of Byron  

Shaw's Stationery 

Shikoba

Telcogreen   

There's Always More Hairdressing

Three Worlds

Trash Vintage Clothing

Trevor Mead Quality Meats  


And of course all the wonderful patrons that supported the Fundraising Event! 

 
golf

GOLF DAY FUNDRAISER FOR STREET CRUISE


Sunday 14th of July from 10am to 4pm
@ Byron Bay Golf Club

4 member Ambrose - $25 per person
Prizes for 3 top winning teams
Raffles
BBQ

Stay tuned for more info....

For bookings call Greg Stewart on 6685 6977  
 
Workshops

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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 THEATRE CONNECTING YOUNG & OLD
Riz & Kyaisha
Riz & Kyaisha
Mike & Ian
Mike Russo & Lani Pua

               







Shearwater boys
Shearwater Year 7 students with Mike Russo

The My Path and Yours Project funded by the NRMA Motoring and Services has recently
delivered 4 out of the total 6 performances at local high schools with great success.
The first two performances were at Byron Bay High School where a group of seniors from Byron Aged Care joined the audience of Year 7s.  The feedback received was extremely positive with 95% of the post performance evaluation forms rating the performance as EXCELLENT.
The Year 7s expressed great interest in BYT returning to do more performances on issues such
as bullying and drugs and how to join the company when they are older.
Next was a performance at Shearwater which again was well received.  The post performance
discussion here was extremely vibrant with many Year 6 & 7 students sharing that they would
be taking more care on the footpaths when elderly citizens were about.  Again many audience
members expressed a strong desire for BYT to return, in fact a couple of young people asked
the actors for their autographs!!
The performance at Cape Byron Steiner School on Friday 31st was greatly enjoyed by some
parents, teachers, older members of BYT as well as Year 7s.  They were impressed by the
collaboration of the Company members with Mike Russo and Lani Pua Moani Sidoti in creating a realistic and poignant theatrical piece.
The final 2 performances will be held at Mullumbimby High School on Friday 7th June from
9am.  This will be attended by 20 seniors, some councillors and the Mayor Simon Richardson.
BYT looks forward to starting their next productions in August, one for the younger members is
Playback Theatre training and for the seniors a piece focusing on youth mental health issues.

Lisa Apostolides is currently looking for more funds to add to the Northern Rivers Community Foundation grant to enable this to be actualised.   
If you can assist in any way please contact her on 0403023693.
Youth Voices

  Paris Hambly
Paris Hambly - BYS Hospitality Student

 

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

Doing a course @ BYS 

 

2. What inspires you?

Deb Pearse inspires me! 

 

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

I would like to meet Carl Barron! What inspired him to become a comedian?  

 

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

Police crack down on violence and agression on the streets of Byron at night. 

      

5. What do you believe in?

I believe that if everyone had a positve attitude then the world would be a better place. 

  

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

Less poverty and no violence 

 

7. What's important in a relationship?

Trust, respect and communication.

 

Courses - Programs  - Activities 
YACROCKCAFE  
Byron Youth Service  
Parenting Program

BYRON YOUTH SERVICE

Is currently running a Parenting Program which is going really well!

The program focuses on skills & information that may assist you to improve your relationship with your teenager.

We are encouraging parents who are interested in future parenting programs to contact Rosalie Bryant on  0431 524 044

Ya Kulcha
Suffolk Movie Night

BARISTA COURSE
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Tuesday 18th June  - 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!

HARDCORE SHOWS @ THE YAC 
     

Monday 3rd June @ 6pm  

 

IT'S THE GHOST INSIDE - SURVIVAL - JUGGERNAUT  


Saturday 15th June @ 6pm
Hardcore Show  
Wednesday 26th June @ 6pm 
Hardcore Show
  
Sunday 30th June @ 6pm
La Dispute Australian Tour

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!  

 

Your donations are invaluable!

 
Click on link below to donate!

Keep us on the Streets!   

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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