We are super pumped to share that one of our 2018 Cycle of Change participants, Tyson, has gained his first full time job!
As the Contractor Shift Supervisor for two logistic companies, Toll iPec and Ceva Holden's, Tyson's role involves overseeing the organisation of over 100 employees. Not a bad effort in our books!
With an end goal of getting into the Army, 2019 is looking pretty sweet for Tyson who is well on his way to starting this process and achieving his goals for the future.
We are always so proud when Cycle of Change can have a positive and lasting effect on the students who participate. Playing a part in helping our crew with the life skills and self belief to take on awesome new roles, and work towards turning their goals into a reality, is what we're here for!
In early December a group of our mentors hit the road to spend a day in Adelaide's regional South East, with students from Keith Area School.
It sure was a hot one, but that didn't stop us from hitting the track with the kids, riding bikes, chatting about tricks and building team work and confidence, on and off the track.
We also had the opportunity to sit down and watch the Year 8 STEM students present to local council their major projects, which centred around plans, surveys and costings for a potential BMX track in Keith. It was so awesome to see the kids using their Maths, Science and English skills to work towards change and progress in their local community.
One lucky student was also randomly selected as the winner of a BMX bike we donated to encourage the love of riding and getting amongst it, and needless to say, the stoke was high!
It's awesome for us to be able to reach smaller communities and spend time getting the kids out on the bikes and stoked on living life to the max. If you're keen to get your school involved in a visit like this, [get in touch](https://lighthouseyp.org/contact-us)!
Over the last six months, the team at Lighthouse has been working with boutique Adelaide production company, [Run Wild Productions](https://www.runwildproductions.com.au/), on a project we are super excited to finally share with you.
The team at Run Wild have hit the road with the LYP crew to capture what we do, and how our work helps disadvantaged youth build on opportunities for a better future for themselves.
They've joined us at Cycle of Change; at Concrete Sessions; they've interviewed some of the past and present kids we work with; our mentors who ride and engage with these kids, from all walks of life, who are part of our programs. And of course Jamie and Ryan have chatted extensively with the film crew about what lead them to found Lighthouse Youth Projects in the first place and the vision for the future. This video captures the essence of who we are, collectively, at Lighthouse Youth Projects and why we do this work.
Sharing where we've come from and what we hope to achieve has really solidified for us how the nature of what we do can affect positive change in communities around us.
We are so excited to share the results and launched both the video and our new look website for our stakeholders at an event on Sunday November 25 at the rooftop of The Unley to a great response.
Follow the link to the left, or head back to the main page and scroll down to check out the video! Please share our journey on your social channels if you connect with it and want other people to know about what we're doing!
We are so thrilled here at Lighthouse to announce that our Cycle of Change program recently won the City of Playford Local Hero Award for Best Training Program.
This award recognises an organisation who has put in place an outstanding and responsive engagement or training program that has delivered positive results for people in Playford Alive.
We couldn’t be happier that our work helping upskill and motivate disengaged kids towards a brighter future has been recognised in this way! Yewww!