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Encounter Youth is proud to acknowledge the following corporate partners for their ongoing support of our programs. We’d like to express our sincere thanks to each of them for their genuine care for Australia’s young people.

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Department for Education

Our alcohol & other drug (AOD) education program is proudly supported by the South Australian Government through the Department for Education. This partnership supports our goal of helping every SA secondary school community access affordable preventative AOD education, delivered by trained educational professionals. We are very appreciative for the program subsidies provided by the State Government that assist in removing the financial barrier that some schools face in taking a whole of school approach to AOD education. We commend them for their investment in the wellbeing and education of our state’s students, parents and teachers that will positively impact their future and the lives of those around them.

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Safer Journeys – An Initiative of SA Police

Safer Journeys was our Principal Partner of the 2019 Schoolies Festival™, an initiative of South Australia Police and the Government of South Australia. The partnership with SA Police provided an alternative mode of transport to private vehicle use to assist in the reduction of road trauma among young people in South Australia. The Schoolies Festival™ Safer Journeys Bus Service transported ticket holders from Adelaide to the Fleurieu (and/or return), and across the weekend. This road safety strategy provides safe transportation for participants, keeping them safe on our roads.

Variety – The Children’s Charity

Variety -The Children’s Charity, believe that all young people deserve the same opportunities in life, and they support children affected by sickness, disadvantage or disability. They are proudly supporting our alcohol & other drug education program for students in regional and low SES schools through their Sprout Fund. Variety – The Children’s Charity, partner with us to ensure that a student’s location or economic status does not hold them back from receiving high quality, effective alcohol and other drug education. We are very grateful for their support and commitment to supporting disadvantaged young people in our state.

South Australian Attorney-General’s Department

Our Hindley Street Program has been supported by the South Australian Government through the Attorney-General’s Department since May 2014. In late 2013, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet asked the State’s first Citizens’ Jury to consider further measures to make Adelaide’s nightlife more safe and vibrant, in light of growing community concern about the risks posed by alcohol-fuelled violence. In response to the Jury’s recommendations, the government has continued funding our street program following the expiration of Federal Government funding. Our Encounter Youth volunteers, known as the Green Team provide support to young people who may be vulnerable due to intoxication in the Hindley Street entertainment precinct every Saturday night. We also seek to influence a decrease in binge drinking among young people through our positive engagement strategies in this environment.

SA Police

We work with SA Police across all of our organisation’s outputs and it was by invitation from SAPOL in 2009 to provide assistance to vulnerable young people on Hindley Street that our Encounter Youth volunteers, known as the Green Team began serving on the frontline in August 2011.

City of Victor Harbor

We have been working together with the City of Victor Harbor since 1999. Our partnership enables school leavers to create fond memories of Victor Harbor by celebrating safely at Warland Reserve, as well as reducing the impact on the local community. The Schoolies Operation is widely recognised as the safest and most successful schoolies management strategy in Australia. The City of Victor Harbor support the response through numerous initiatives including implementing road closures, rubbish removal and dry zone signage associated with the Schoolies Festival™ weekend across the Victor Harbor township.

Crime Stoppers SA

Crime Stoppers SA is a highly successful program that utilises the community and media to help police solve crime. Last year school leavers experienced the Crime Stoppers Photobooth at Schoolies Festival™ and created lasting memories of their positive celebration. Our partnership assisted Crime Stoppers SA in encouraging young people to report crime or suspicious activity anonymously, as they venture into the workforce, university or travel. We commend them on their outstanding job of engaging with the community to make our State a safer place and in their support of young people.

Budget Party Hire

Budget Party Hire specialise in providing affordable event and party hire equipment with professional service. They teamed up with us at Schoolies Festival™ last year where school leavers enjoyed celebrating with their friends in the Budget Party Hire Lounge. Our partnership enabled young people to celebrate this milestone in positive and meaningful ways while being inspired about what their next party could look like. School leavers loved tearing up the dance floor inside their spectacular clear curved roof marquee with DJ entertainment, and on trend chill out furniture.

City of Adelaide

We have been working with the City of Adelaide since 2009. Through The Hindley Street Program, we are able to provide the City of Adelaide with first-hand observations of issues impacting late night safety for young people in the West End. We provide support for the Council’s late night safety audits, and work closely with Council through the West End Reference Group and the Encounter Youth Stakeholder Group to support safety outcomes in Adelaide’s West End. The Council provide us with logistical support to help ensure our Encounter Youth Green Team volunteers can continue to patrol Hindley Street weekly.

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