When you support BYS, you're actually making a difference in the lives of young people, and, therefore, the FUTURE! We are the primary provider of youth services in the Byron Shire (since 1987!) and our mission, our vision, our goals & values are summed up in our motto:
'Young People Matter'
BYS is staffed by qualified and experienced youth workers committed to providing support and services for young people between the ages of 12 -24 years and their families in areas as far ranging as education support, enterprise, case management, group work, alternative education, harm and crime minimisation, outreach, holiday & after-school activities and parenting teens workshops. But that doesn't say it.
We support Mick, who has been in foster homes since he was 4 years old and doesn't fit in mainstream schools, to complete his high school certificate through distance education.
We advocate for 15-year-old Trish, who has been a witness of her mother's substance abuse for years and finds it hard to concentrate at school.
We provide enterprising Maxine with mentoring, support and free stall space to sell her homemade mobiles at the monthly BYS Flea Market.
These are just a few examples of how BYS helps young people. How can you help? Give us a call today!