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Byron Youth Service needs new yoga mats, arcade games, hula hoops and a shopping cart for Links2Learning groups held at Byron YAC for year 9 and 10 students in Byron Shire.

Links2Learning is a vital program for our local young people. It offers an alternative style of education to traditional schooling.

Read some of our 2017 L2L Student testimonials:


"It’s calm here. It’s healing."

"This program gets me through the week."

"This is the only thing that gets me through the moment."

"If it wasn't for this, I probably wouldn't be in school anymore."

Please spread the word! If you can contribute to L2L, please email Lindy Lou from BYS 📧:

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Spirit of the Bay was a night of magic music 🎶 & seriously good vibrations!

THANKS to all the DJ's/musicians...and to ALL of YOU for coming out in the 💧💧💧 and supporting us in our mission to empower young people in our community 🔥🔥🔥


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Min Saxe, you're an absolute legend—THANK YOU for all the incredible work you do!

This year's SPIRIT OF THE BAY raffle was sponsored by:

Bluesfest Byron Bay
Falls Music and Arts Festival
Crystal Castle
Beach Byron Bay
Ixtlan Jewellery
The Farm Byron Bay
Rainbow Kids Yoga
Dance Integrated Australia

Heartfelt thanks to our AMAAAAZING volunteers...Andy, Kellie, Renee, Teeya, Dale, Rainor, Tosha, Ebony, and Georgia!



Have a passion for expressing yourself? ACYP’s design competition is perfect for you.

Engage your creative side and be in with an opportunity to win a GoPro for you and one for your school/organisation/community group or club or runner-up prizes of a $100 or a $50 voucher.

To participate in the Advocate for Children and Young People’s (ACYP) Design Competition you are invited to draw, paint or digitally create a design using what more than 4000 children and young people in NSW said they wanted for their community as inspiration.

The winning designs will be transferred onto scarves and ties worn by NSW opinion leaders. Copies will also be provided to the NSW Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP and exhibited at NSW Parliament House during Children’s Week between 21 and 29 October.

Over 4000 NSW children and young people had their say on what is important to them, so we are asking children and young people to take their inspiration from what their peers have said. The qualities of a good society that children and young people wanted are Safe, Connect, Respect, Opportunity, Wellbeing and Voice. 

The categories are:

  • Category one – 0-5 year olds
  • Category two – 6-11 year olds
  • Category three – 12-17 year olds

The completion closes on Friday 13 October so hurry and start working on your design before it’s too late. Visit for more information on how to submit your design and to read the competition terms and conditions.

Winners will be announced during NSW Children’s Week this October, to learn more about NSW Children’s Week visit