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Awards and Sponsorships

Department of Human Services Aboriginal Achievement Award

DHS sponsors this award in the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards – SA. This category acknowledges and celebrates the commitment of winners to achieving excellence in their field.

This award category is open to all Aboriginal young people aged up to 29 in South Australia. It recognises contributions to the Aboriginal and/or broader community, barriers overcome, leadership skills and cultural achievements.

Young Achiever Awards – SA

Youth Parliament

Youth Parliament is a unique opportunity for young people aged 15–25 to express their views, become community advocates and learn about South Australia’s parliamentary system.

The program runs from March to August every year and involves:

  • mentoring
  • a training weekend
  • a week-long camp
  • access to Parliament House.

Regional scholarships are available to support the costs of attending the training weekend (travel to and from Adelaide and accommodation) and the residential week (travel to and from Adelaide).

YMCA South Australia manages the program with the support of the Government of South Australia through DHS.

Contact YMCA SA

Page last updated : 31 Aug 2021

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