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    Posted Sep 04, 2017

    BYS’ 40th Birthday Celebration

    Yes – BYS is turning 40! We are very proud of what we have achieved over this time and to celebrate we are organising a get together in early October. Forty years is a long time and we don’t want to miss anyone out.

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  • Rhian our wonderful volunteer
    Posted Aug 24, 2017

    BYS Volunteer Profile – Rhian

    At BYS we greatly value the work and skills that volunteers bring to the organisation.

    Rhian Thomas has been volunteering with BYS for two years, commencing by providing administrative support to our fundraising efforts and since January 2016, cooking the Tuesday family lunch for young parents and their children at the Centre for Young Families.

    Rhian plans the meal and cooks for six to eight families each week. She coordinates with staff from the Centre for Young Families in advance so that they can shop for what is needed. Some of the fresh produce is also delivered by Second Bite, a wonderful organisation which provides fresh food, which might otherwise go to waste, to people in need.

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  • BYS's 40 year history
    Posted Jul 18, 2017

    Brisbane Youth Service’s 40 year history

    On a summer's evening, 30 November 1976, a meeting was convened by Rev Bob Griffiths and Rev Lin Reilly at the City Congregational Church. The small gathering was attended by delegates from St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the City Congregational Church , St Stephen's Cathedral and the Wesley Central Mission who agreed to sponsor a new project entitled the "Brisbane Youth Service". That meeting marked the beginning of Brisbane Youth Service, over 40 years ago. The new organisation in the early days had little or no funding, no premises and no paid staff but still managed to provide new futures for young people in Brisbane.

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    Posted Jul 05, 2017

    Launch of Daggy Jumper Day 2017

    We had a daggy extravaganza at Brisbane Youth Service for the launch of Daggy Jumper Day 2017. Daggy Jumper Day is our premiere fundraising event with all funds raised supporting young people aged 12-25 and their families.

    Daggy Jumper Day - winter's uncoolest day - will take place on Friday 28 July but you can register now to participate. We want individuals and teams to get sponsored for wearing a daggy jumper or holding a daggy themed event.

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    Posted Jun 27, 2017

    Church Street Mural

    To celebrate our 40th Anniversary this year, we have been researching our history. This is the story of what happened to our mural at Church Street.

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    Posted Jun 20, 2017

    BYS is turning 40!

    Yes we are turning forty! Brisbane Youth Service has been operating in Brisbane, helping vulnerable young people since 1977. Over that time we have helped tens of thousands of young people experiencing difficulties in their lives.

    We are very proud of what we have achieved over this time and how we have matured and grown as an organisation. To mark this momentous occasion, we will be holding a celebration in October for all our many friends and supporters, past and present.

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    Posted Jun 06, 2017

    Young People’s Feedback

    We are very proud of our outcomes for young people at BYS. Each year we conduct a survey of young people to see if we are on the right track with our services and responsiveness. This year we conducted 139 surveys (representing approximately 10% of the young people we see each year). The good news was that 93% of young people were very happy with our services and would recommend BYS to other young people. We also asked young people how we could improve.

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  • BYS Winter Appeal
    Posted May 30, 2017

    Winter Appeal

    With the colder months approaching, life is about to get even harder for young people and young families without a place to call home.

    Your kind donation today will make a big difference to young people who are facing a cold winter without shelter.

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  • Luke inspires disadvantaged youth
    Posted May 04, 2017

    Luke Archer supporting disadvantaged youth

    Every week, Luke Archer runs health and fitness sessions for young people from Brisbane Youth Service. Better known for his prowess on the football field with Souths Logan, Luke volunteers his Thursday afternoons to run through exercise programs, nutrition and mindfulness with young people seeking support from BYS.

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  • Domestic Violence - not now, not ever.
    Posted May 02, 2017

    Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

    Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated.

    This year's theme is ‘Not Now, Not Ever’.

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