Adelaide's premier quiz night, the HYPA Boileau Quiz Night 2013, is fast approaching and bookings are now open.
Held in the Members' Dining Room at Adelaide Oval on Friday, 8th February 2013, the quiz night is a fun-filled opportunity to contribute to the work of HYPA in supporting young Australians. Tickets include a 3 course meal and beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks), so gather your friends and colleagues together for a great night out. Get your booking form here.
Leading charities are claiming 10 October’s World Homeless Day as Couch Day in Melbourne and Adelaide to shine a spotlight on couch surfing as a prevalent but largely hidden form of youth homelessness in Australia.
Youth services provider HYPA (Helping Young People Achieve) has partnered with Melbourne Citymission to deliver Couch Day as a means of giving Australia’s young people a voice about homelessness and exclusion. HYPA is a key service provided by SYC, a community organization centred on employment, training and youth services.
Click here for Couch Day media coverage.
Click here to view the Hon Brendan O'Connor MP's speech on youth homelessness and Couch Day.
SYC and HYPA are very excited to announce our first event in Victoria.
Modelled on the very successful Adelaide Quiz nights, the Melbourne HYPA Foresite Training 2012 Quiz Night will be held on Friday 5th October 2012 at the iconic Luna Park.
To download a booking form, click here
NEW housing for disadvantaged youth has given Smithfield teen Isaac Wadwell-Bolto a fresh lease of life.
"Before moving into this housing I was couch surfing, sleeping in gutters, on park benches, practically everything you can think of that doesn’t involve having a proper roof over your head," the 19-year-old said.
Isaac is one of dozens to move into the new apartments, developed by HYPA (Helping Young People Achieve) in conjunction with federal and state governments, for homeless and disadvantaged young people.
Click here to view the article featured in The Bunyip, Wednesday 20 June 2012
Homeless youth in South Australia will benefit from the opening of 32 new apartments in Adelaide’s northern and western suburbs.
HYPA (Helping Young People Achieve) today launched the new HYPA Housing apartments at Smithfield, Munno Para West and Mansfield Park, providing accommodation for young men and women aged 17 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Click here to view the launch DVD
HYPA Manager (Homelessness Services) Kirsten Sandstrom was invited to participate in the Radio Adelaide Segment "Y" to discuss youth homelessness (23 May 2012).
Click here to listen
Education Editor Sheradyn Holderhead
Publication: The Advertiser
May 11, 2012
LEARNING to cook using home-grown vegetables is helping students who have dropped out of school to reconnect with learning.
To mark Youth Homelessness Matters Day, HYPA (Helping Young People Achieve) division of SYC together with UniSA launched Project Tag, a stunning interactive artwork installed at 200 North Terrace. Using the universal language of art, the installation has been created through a series of workshops with young people who have experienced homelessness, local artists, and designers.
Click here for Project Tag media coverage
Click the link below to view the Project Tag website
SYC (Service to Youth Council) today announced the launch of a new program – Geared2Drive aimed at helping young people access a critical life skill in their journey to independence. Geared2Drive is an SYC wellbeing program to allow young people the opportunity to gain their provisional driver’s licence, which they are unlikely or unable to gain through their own means...
Click here to view images of Geared2Drive launch
Click here to listen to ABC Regional interview
Click here to listen to ABC 891 interview
Click here to view Channel 10 news item 20/3/12