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About YouthAdvance Australia

YouthAdvance has a long-standing association with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Australia. A number of our team members have either completed their Award or acted as Award Leaders or Assessors for various organisations.
We also coordinate the Adventurous Journey component for many schools and organisations around Australia. YouthAdvance has also developed services and strategies to support not only organisations that run the Award but also aid in engaging, retaining and mentoring young Australians.

Meet The YouthAdvance Team

Keith McReynolds
Keith McReynolds
Chief Executive Officer
Keith is the principle Director of KMR Management Pty Ltd trading as Remote Safety Solutions, which was formed in 2009. In 2017 Keith formed YouthAdvance Australia
Jacqui Harvey
Jacqui Harvey
Jacqui has recently finished her Gold Duke of Ed, with some of the highlights being completing her Gold Duke of Ed hike in Kosciusko National
Peter Orell
Peter Orell
My love of nature and the outdoors lead me to my first career as a zoologist working on threatened fauna research and conservation projects in
Kate Jones
Kate Jones
Kate is an outdoor adventurer, nature enthusiast and qualified guide with a background in journalism, PR and events. In a former life, Kate was a
Graham Hyslop
Graham Hyslop
Hiking since I was fourteen years old. Taking the family on the Great Ocean Road and Great North Walk. Spending time with the youth of
Bindi Hatcher
Bindi Hatcher
Program Guide
Bindi is an outdoor enthusiast, foodie and experience seeking person that grew up with a strong love of nature and what it can provide you
Angus Stranack
Angus Stranack
NSW Youth Development and Program Manager
Angus has a background in yachting, coaching sailing to youth and managing yacht racing. A highlight for his Duke of Ed Award was with his
Charlotte Cherry
Charlotte Cherry
ACT Award Leader
Charlotte is the award leader for the ACT and one of YouthAdvance’s award leaders for NSW. Charlotte has spent a great deal of time in

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With regular monthly Participant meeting, Webinars and with your Award Leaders only a phone call away, our aim is to provide you with the best possible support and opportunities so you can achieve the Award in your timeframe.

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The Award is a leading structured youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14 to 25 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a fully inclusive program and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.

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