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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The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is our Principal Partner of the Schoolies Festival™, and we’ve been working together since 1999. MAC play a vital role within the Schoolies Operation response as their sponsorship provides an alternative mode of transport to private vehicle use to assist in the reduction of road trauma amongst young people in South Australia. During the course of the Schoolies Festival™ weekend, there are 25,500 bus boardings on the Free MAC Schoolies Festival Bus service. The bus service transports ticket holders from Adelaide to the Fleurieu (and/or return), as well as safely transporting young people between Encounter Bay and Goolwa throughout the festival period. MAC’s campaign message to young people is, ‘take control on the road’ which is promoted to school leavers in a number of ways.
Neighbourhood Watch SA believe that young people bring a lot of benefit to community safety involvement and are proud to be the SA Principal Partner of our Party Safe Education™ program. Neighbourhood Watch SA have opportunities through our program to remind young people that one voice can make a difference in their local area. Together, we help instil social responsibility in young people and encourage them to join their local watch group to see a safe and connected neighbourhood. We really value this partnership which contributes to safer, more meaningful celebrations across our state by equipping young people to look after themselves and their mates.
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 Party Safe 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.
Tabor College recognise the passion, genuine care and practical help that our 600 volunteers provide to the community, especially young people. In 2016, they proudly came on board as a Supporting Partner of our Encounter Youth Green Team in both the Schoolies Operation and the Hindley Street Program to help support their efforts and commend them for their impact on making social environments safer for young people.
White Marquee recognise the milestone it is for a young person to complete high school and have come on board as a Supporting Partner at Schoolies Festival™. Their experienced team specialise in creating the atmosphere at any celebration and pride themselves on being South Australia’s premier event hire company. School leavers loved celebrating with friends inside the White Marquee Lounge, decked out with the latest on-trend furniture as they chill out, chat and party in style. We’re excited that our partnership helps create memories that will last forever across the Festival, and are thankful for White Marquee’s innovation and commitment to helping us transform Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor into something special for our State’s young people.
Adelaide’s hit radio station, Nova 919 has music engrained in their DNA and are the crew that love sharing what’s hot and happening around Adelaide. Nova were proud to be a Supporting Partner of Schoolies Festival™ last year where they brought the freshest beats to the Nova Music Bowl with Australia’s hottest DJs. School leavers had an absolute ball dancing under the stars for three nights, whilst singing along to all their fav party tunes, pop and dance music. The Nova Music Bowl was also home to where 3 lucky Year 12s performed on stage to their peers as the Battle of the Schoolies DJ winners.
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.
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.