While the centralised Schoolies Festival™ in Victor Harbor has been cancelled, Encounter Youth is committed to supporting the class of 2020 to celebrate their rite of passage in a safe and positive way. Encounter Youth Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Knowles and his team have been developing new ways to bring the support of their organisation […]
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For the past 21 years, Encounter Youth, a not-for-profit Health Promotion Charity, has been supporting young people to make a positive difference in the world. Encounter Youth is renowned for its annual management of the South Australian Schoolies Operation, the Hindley Street Program, and for being the largest provider of alcohol & other drug education […]
Dear Friends, We hope you and your family are staying safe and well during this time. Like you, Encounter Youth is responding quickly to the challenges COVID-19 presents. Over the past few weeks, the Encounter Youth team has changed both the normal day-to-day way we operate and some of the programs we offer. Our vision […]
As Year 12 students park final exams behind them, Encounter Youth urge school leavers to retain the perfect score that matters most, zero fatalities on the road during Schoolies Festival™. Encounter Youth the managers of Schoolies Festival™ with its new Principal Partner, Safer Journeys an initiative of South Australia Police, are again ready to support […]
The Department for Education is investing $1 million into Encounter Youth’s alcohol & other drug education program to enable every South Australian high school to access their preventative program. Encounter Youth Acting Chief Executive Officer Jess Morris said the 3-year investment from the State Government will make a real difference to young peoples’ lives and […]
As Year 12 students put pens down after final exams, not-for-profit charity Encounter Youth and their green army of volunteers roll up their sleeves for the 20th consecutive year. Encounter Youth are celebrating twenty years of managing the State’s school leaver operation they coined Schoolies Festival™ with Principal Partner, the Motor Accident Commission (MAC). Nigel […]
Encounter Youth are proud to announce a new partnership with Variety SA, receiving a $150,000 grant over 3 years to help alcohol and other drug (AOD) education be more accessible to regional and disadvantaged school communities in SA. “Although drug use amongst young people in Australia is declining, students in regional communities tend to have […]
13th December 2017 As the largest provider of alcohol and other drug education in South Australia, and a key voice for the safety of young people, Encounter Youth are really pleased about the implementation of new alcohol laws on the 18 December 2017. Encounter Youth has been advocating for this law change for many […]
Schoolies Festival™ 2017 Encounter Youth, the not-for-profit charity, is in its 19th year of coordinating the state school leaver response, including Schoolies Festival™ with Principal Partner the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) at Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor. With the state’s youth unemployment rate at 13.7%, Encounter Youth is proud that it has helped launch the careers […]
Encounter Youth’s school program recognised for empowering young Australians to socialise safely Encounter Youth’s school program, Party Safe Education™, today received a bronze award in the community-led category of the 2017 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA). The ACVPAs recognise best practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime […]