A new community street-art installation has been created by a group of young women through the
Every year or so the media seems to declare that our ‘youth are in crisis’, and politicians rush in with promises of funding to ‘fix the problem’. A few weeks later the bandwagon moves on with little having actually been done to address the challenges facing young people.
Byron Youth Service turns 35 this week, and is inviting all those ever involved to a birthday barbecue to celebrate from 6.30pm on Thursday June 7 at the Youth Activities Centre in Byron.
The Brunswick Heads Skate Park exploded with talent and determination as daredevils of all ages gave their all at the Battle @ Bruns. The annual Youth Week event is run by Byron Youth Service, Byron Bay Skateboard School and Byron... Read More →
Girls, it is time to take the power of street art and make it your own. Challenge, empower and experiment with the world around you and leave your mark as art and ideas on the streets of Byron Shire.
The Battle @ Bruns Skate Competition is all set to go ahead on Sunday May 20. ‘There will be plenty of great prizes to be won including cash. There will also be a free barbecue as well as plenty of... Read More →
The Byron Youth Service’s Mullumbimby Cottage, which supports young people mainly referred through the local high school, is an old building and in dire need of some love, say youth service staff.
As a part of National Youth Week, Byron Youth Service consulted with 28 young people from around the Shire, representing three of the main high schools to find out what it’s like for them living in this area, what their issues are, their hopes and their worries.
Byron Youth Service is seeking help from the community to save a longstanding youth enterprise program that is about to have its government funding cut.
A new research project exploring the experience of the 2,800 local youth growing up in Byron Shire has found that many have a love-hate relationship with their hometowns.
A full complement of more than 136 golfers took part in the PM Charity Cup played at the Mullumbimby Golf Club last Saturday. At least 136 players hit the course filling out all the available spots, organiser Adam Culbert said.... Read More →
The Financial Planning Association of Australia's philanthropic arm Future2 has awarded $10,000 to the Byron Youth Service to assist young people in becoming more financially literate.
The Byron Youth Activity Centre (YAC) has been the recipient of international young artist Jess Lacroix’s beautifying attentions.
Youth movie nights are starting up on the first Friday of the month at the South Golden Beach Community Centre.
Around 60 turned up on a cold Thursday night to discuss solutions to the increase in youth violence in the area, particularly at hall events held in Byron Shire’s valleys.
A new girls group called Nalia Dubay (Bundjalung for group of girls) has launched, thanks to funds from both the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) and the Department of Family and Community Services.
A serious community problem has been bubbling away in the north of Byron Shire. The end result – from past experience – will be that some local young men will become sad statistics: dead, drug addled or in jail.
How many enter adult life wondering why they learned few life skills in school? Without the relevant guidance, it’s hard to do small but important things, from registering your car to voting or budgeting an income.
Twenty-three young people who have just completed Year 10 have also received certificates after completing two years in programs at BYS Mullumbimby Cottage.
Byron Youth Service has been the butt of savage cuts in funding from both state and federal government in recent years, and good news for the struggling service has been in short supply.
Last Saturday, Myocum business Byron Bamboo held a benefit for Byron Youth Service to show off the diverse benefits of the fast-growing plant.
Byron Bay restaurant Fishheads has made a donation of $,1000 to Byron Youth Activity Centre from money that was raised as its portion of sales of paintings from the restaurant’s walls over the last six months.
While they are not out of the woods yet, there’s some more good news for a small group of Byron shire youth workers that provide essential support and services for its young people.
A surprise donation announced at a Byron Youth Service fundraising dinner on Monday night will help ensure the continued operation of services for young people in the Byron shire.
Savage cuts by current state and federal governments have eviscerated the vital work that Byron Youth Service (BYS) do for the area’s young people. Deb Pearse and her small team at BYS are now on the precipice of folding without community help.