Youth program $9970.65 richer

The Youth Opportunities program is nearly $10,000 richer thanks to a wonderful response to last year’s Young Professionals Whyalla Charity Ball.

A cheque for $9970.65 was handed over to Youth Opportunities steering committee chair Gregg Utting at YPW’s social drinks on Friday night.

Mr Utting thanked the YPW committee for choosing to support the Youth Opportunities program and help them ensure it can continue to run.

“The funds raised at the Young Professionals charity ball are a significant contribution toward the fundraising target set by the local Youth Opportunities community board,” Mr Utting said,

“All funds raised go directly into helping fund programs within Whyalla.”

Mr Utting said funding support like this will go a long way in changing the lives of students in Whyalla.

“This donation along with those of other supporters of the program in the second half of 2012 will allow the program organisers to confidently plan the full year’s programs knowing that the financial support of the local board will be available,” Mr Utting said.

Mr Utting said the YPW charity ball was also a great opportunity to promote the work the Youth Opportunities program does.

“Youth Opportunities provides leadership training for year 10 students,” Mr Utting said.

“The program is based around four key choices: Choosing to be happy, choosing to set goals, choosing to grow and choosing to send stars (positive communication).

“The program is run over an intensive 10 weeks and involves the students spending one full day each week out of the school environment with two qualified trainers.

“The program finishes with a graduation ceremony and student follow up is carried out by Youth Opportunities staff for a period of time after each program.”

Mr Utting said by the time the students complete the program, it is evident the difference the program has made in their lives.

More than 170 people attended the event on Saturday, October 27 last year held at the Westlands Hotel and the YPW committee was pleased with the generous support it received.

Mr Utting said the growing community support for the program meant that Youth Opportunities would be able to grow too.

“As a result of the fundraising success in 2012, we are hoping to expand the program in 2013 to give more Whyalla students the opportunity to benefit from the program,” Mr Utting said.

In working towards their financial targets to ensure the future of the program, Mr Utting said the Youth Opportunities steering committee continues to look to the community for support.

“Youth Opportunities Whyalla relies entirely on the support of the local business community and individuals,” Mr Utting said.

“We would love to hear from anyone who may be interested in supporting the program or learning more about the work being done by Youth Opportunities in Whyalla.”

To find out more or to support the Youth Opportunities program in Whyalla, contact Gregg Utting on 0417 862 406 or [email protected]苏州美睫培训.au

SUPPORT: The Youth Opportunities program received a boost of $9970.65 thanks to the generous community support at Young professionals Whyalla Charity Ball last year. At the cheque presentation on Friday night were (from left) YPW committee member Kayleigh Bruce, Youth Opportunities streering committee chair Gregg Utting and YPW chair Anna Chapple.

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