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Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

1958

SYC established

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

1962

‘Streetwork’ programme was formed

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

1963

SYC became an incorporated body

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

1971

“The Shack” was opened

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

1975

Financial support to SYC

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

1981

Trace-A-Place was developed

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

1988

“The Underground” replaced “The Shack”

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

1993

First HYPA Housing project was built

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

1995

Job Prospects was established

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

2001

We established our RTO

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

2004

SYC opened a youth agency

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

2005

Commenced ‘Step into Learning’ program.

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

2008

Gala Ball held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

2009

Developed the Therapeutic Support Team

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

Job Prospects expanded into Melbourne

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

2010

SYC won contracts as part of the Government's homelessness reform

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

2011

Introduced 2 new programs for young people

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

Stand Up With Confidence Program Launched

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

Community Learning Centre built at Elizabeth

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

SYC Maintained Job Services Contracts

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

30th anniversary of Trace-A-Place

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

Construction of new HYPA Housing Projects

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

2012

Two new HYPA Housing Complexes built

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

HYPA was launched

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

Geared2Drive Program Launched

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

Melbourne HYPA Quiz Night

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

Training services reached a new milestone

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

2013

Moved to new Adelaide offices

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

Training site in Queensland

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

Job Prospects won Disability Employment Services Contracts

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

Training experienced unprecedented growth

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

HYPA gained new contracts

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

SYC launched a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

SYC Board member and previous Chairman Graham Ormsby honoured

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

2014

HYPA formed the Youth Leadership Team

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

SYC launched the first youth employment hub in Adelaide

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

SYC became a company limited by guarantee

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

My First Job White Paper released

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

2015

Job Prospects gained new ground in Melbourne and South Australia

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

SYC embarked on the My First Job European Study Tour

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

#TwoFeet Takes Another Step

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.

SYC Launched Show Your Colours 2.0wards 2018

Established in 1958 with a clear mandate to support disadvantaged young people in Adelaide, SYC has literally helped three generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

The aspiration to extend and deepen SYC’s services always existed and remains today, which has resulted in significant growth for SYC in its 50+ year history and is well demonstrated  in the historic milestones presented below.