RYSA Awards Evening

The Regional Youth Services Awards (RYSA’s) are an opportunity for the Hunter Region Youth Sector to come together and celebrate the successes of the year and show our appreciation for the hard work and dedication of all of those who contribute to the positive wellbeing of young people. Awards are provided in the categories of Youth Event of the Year (Hunter wide), Youth Friendly Business of the Year (Hunter Wide), Youth Sector Worker of the Year (LGA specific) and Young Person of the Year (LGA specific).

The 2017 Awards will be held at East’s Leisure and Golf Club in Tenambit and ticket price includes a selection of finger food dinner and live entertainment. (Drinks are available for purchase at the bar.) The evening will also see the auction of artwork created from the grant proceeds of the RYDON Aboriginal Arts Grant. This year we have created an environment where people can mingle and catch up.

Tickets are limited and very popular so please make sure you book early to avoid disapointment.






Past Conferences

Each year the RYDON Conference carries a different theme based on feedback received and current needs of the youth sector. Below is a list of past conference themes.

2017 – MASTERCLASS: Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma: Building a framework for effective practice in the protection, education, placement and support of children and young people”

2016 – Connections: Culture, Self, Family, Brain, Body Community, Work, Education, Relationships

2015 – Stuff That Really Works:  Inspiring, practical & inventive approaches to working with & engaging young people

2014 – Responding to Bullying & Cybersafety: Best Practice and Inspiration

2013 – ‘The Good, The Bad and the Ugly’ – Young People Violence & Alcohol

2012– ‘From little things…’ – The journey of partnerships and tools for the road

2011 Day1 + 2011 Day-2 – ‘Not Drowning, waving’ – Supporting the Mental Health & Legal concerns of young people

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