WHO ARE WE?
Since 1983, Byron Youth Service has been the primary provider of youth services in the Byron Shire. BYS was incorporated in 1987.
Byron Youth Service (BYS) is a not-for-profit charity incorporated association committed to providing services for young people between the ages of 12 - 24 years. Our services are based on a sound understanding of young peoples’ needs and experiences.
BYS is made up of an exceptional team of experienced, passionate and dedicated youth-workers who support young people to meet their life challenges and fulfil their potential.
We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, made up of a range of local people with skills in education, government, community services, business, the creative arts, and youth work. We work in partnership with many members of the community to develop and deliver a dynamic range of programs and services.
BYS operates from the Byron Youth Activity Centre (YAC) in Byron Bay and The Cottage in Mullumbimby. We run outreach programs throughout the Byron Shire.
READ OUR 2017 ANNUAL REPORT HERE!
Deb Pearse — Early Intervention-Mullumbimby, Street Cruise Coordinator
Rosalie Bryant — Early Intervention-Byron, Youth Enterprise Coordinator
Stephanie Sims — YAC and SDCL Coordinator
Jonathan Edwards — Accountant
Lindy Lou Smith — Skills4Life Coordinator
Dale Shaddick — Education Support Coordinator, Skills4Life Facilitator
Karim Kauffman — Northern Lights Coordinator, Skills4Life Facilitator
David Dalton — Street Cruise Youth Worker
Christina & Phil — Byron Flea Coordinators
Amelia Richards — Social Work Student
Lyn McCormick — President
James Wright — Vice President
Ian Leggo - Treasurer
Claire Gray - Secretary
Christina Gobet-Freeman - Member
Elias Johnson - Member
Ryan Sharpley - Member
Kylie Heffernan - Member
Adam Collett - Member
Digby Hildreth - Honorary Member