Encounter Youth seeks to be a positive influence on young people.


Encounter Youth is a positive influence on young people in the community.

As a not-for-profit charitable organisation, Encounter Youth provides direct relief to young people facing serious social challenges. We achieve this by working collaboratively with the community and providing effective programs, professional management of volunteers and engaging education.

We are motivated by our Christian faith and mobilise passionate volunteers from South Australian Christian communities. These volunteers are relevant, engaging and practically involved in having a positive impact on young people.

Through our dynamic range of services, Encounter Youth has the privilege of changing the lives of thousands of Australian young people each year as we influence them to make positive life choices.


Encounter Youth is the largest provider of alcohol & other drug education to South Australian secondary school students and our program is available across Australia. Our research-based program incorporates up-to-date trends in young people and is aligned to the Australian Curriculum. We educate students, parents and teachers with strategies that empower young people to look after themselves and their mates.

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Encounter Youth offers Alcohol
Encounter Youth hosts Schoolies Festival.


Schoolies Festival is managed by Encounter Youth. If you are a current Year 12 student planning to head to Victor Harbor, South Australia you’ve come to the right page. The countdown is on!



Encounter Youth provides a positive community impact that directly relieves the harms associated with challenging social environments facing young people that are known to cause anxiety, poverty, distress and helplessness.

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Encounter Youth hosts Community Impact.
Encounter Youth hosts Green Team.


Encounter Youth mobilises over 600 Christian volunteers to serve in local communities facing serious social challenges. We aim to provide direct relief from harm and create safer environments in collaboration with emergency services, community groups, councils, state governments, local traders and the public.

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