Building a better future, one person at a time

WHAT WE DO

YC GROUP helps individuals, families and communities to successfully transition through education and training, gain meaningful employment and access social support. Our array of direct services and social enterprises equip people with the skills and support they need to make empowered choices and live a life they are proud of.

WHO WE HELP

We help anyone who wants to build a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. We support young people, particularly those who are disengaged or at-risk. We support people with a disability. We support students. We support families and individuals

WHERE WE WORK

YC GROUP delivers services within the unique socio-economic environments of the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Northern and Western Sydney, Canberra and regional Victoria.

Learn more about YC Group’s business philosophy here

lives impacted (2016)

work placements annually

engaged in vocational training

disability support participants

Work For the Dole participants

school students

“I would have no hesitation on recommending students and or teachers to use the exceptional services that this organisation provides for work placement employment opportunities..”

Ian Judge, Entertainment teacher | St Peter’s Catholic College Tuggerah

““They actually really talk to you and listen, and engage with you like you’re an individual. The classes are a lot more interactive than most high schools and teachers take the time to help you understand. I’ve learnt more here in two years than I have before.”

Ellie-May | NGC graduate

“Hospitality and cooking is the best class to teach, because the students get really involved. It’s a great opportunity as they get to learn in a commercial kitchen and gain skills that will help them personally and professionally in the future.”

Sarah | Hospitality trainer

“YC Group has helped me gain so much experience through work placement to advance my career goals. It’s an excellent place with amazing people willing to give all students a chance to get experience to put towards their individual goals. They also help give young people encouragement on what they want to do after school, which I think is extraordinary.”

Helena Churchley | Terrigal High School student

“The staff and the services provided are excellent. If I have any concerns, they are addressed professionally and expediently. I know that if I did not have the help of your organisation, my role as a carer would be far more difficult.”

Parent of Abilities participant

“Thank you for teaching me and having patience with me, during the last few months. You have helped me have faith in myself and succeed at something.”

Chloe | Lake Macquarie Scouts Project

OUR SERVICES

We deliver services across education, training, pre-employment and employment, disability support and social enterprise.

Save the Date – Central Coast Youth Charity Gala Ball

This week, April 13th to the 22nd, marks the 2018 Youth Week in NSW. Youth Week is a NSW Government initiative that celebrates and showcases the young people in our communities. Youth are vital to YC Group. They are at the core of everything we do. That is why we are...
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Home is Where the Heart is; The Tiny Homes Containing So Much Heart

The Tiny Homes Foundation.   For many of us the thought of somewhere small, warm and cosy brings forth childhood memories of backyard cubby houses. For many others, somewhere that's warm with a roof overhead is only a dream. On the Central Coast alone, roughly...
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Recap of the YC School Holidays Program – Week 1

Every school holidays the Youth Connections Abilities team runs a School Holiday Program. The program runs from Monday to Friday during school holidays, from 8am to 5pm. The YC Abilities team offers a range of exciting and interactive activities from bowling, picnics,...
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The 2017 NG Central School Graduation Ceremony & Christmas Lunch

On Thursday the 14th of December the students of NG Central School officially finished the school year and, for a select few, this day marked their graduation. The day was marked with celebration all round, from the students and teachers. There were many smiling faces...
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Lucy Wicks MP, Federal Member for Robertson, visits YC Group.

On Wednesday the 20th of December 2017, YC Group at Green Central Kariong, was host to Lucy Wicks MP, Federal Member for Robertson. The visit focused on the work that YC Group and its subsidiaries do on the Central Coast. The CEO of YC Group, Claudia Devlin, led the...
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Spotlight on ABILITY

At Youth Connections we hear many interesting stories from our program participants about their experiences in the ABILITIES program. Matt and Lauren are two participants in our Skool’s Out after-school and holiday program, and the Transcendence gaming hub program....
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Spotlight on Youth Connections Broadmeadow

In July 2017 our new Youth Connections site opened its doors in Broadmeadow. This site marks our first home in the Newcastle/Hunter Region, a very exciting prospect for us. It marks a major step forward in our breadth of NDIS service offerings. Recently some great...
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The Central Coast Youth Charity Gala Ball 2017

On Saturday 18th November, 2017, the first Central Coast Youth Charity Gala Ball was held at Gosford RSL. Organised by the Rotary Club of Umina Beach, the event was held to raise much needed funds to support youth development and empowerment at YC Group. The night was...
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The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove Visit YC Group

Wednesday the 22nd of November, 2018, saw a very special visitor come to YC Group. YC Group has been established for over 21 years now and in that time many amazing things have happened; the events of Wednesday are no exception. We were lucky enough to host a visit...
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Change is in the air

NOTICE ANYTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT US? In 2017, youthconnections.com.au is rebranding as YC GROUP. We’ve worked within the community sector for over 21 years now, with long-term experience in youth-specific transition, education, training, employment and social support....
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