YSA is about building confidence, resilience and hope in young people, their teachers and their families.
Through Graham Hyman it provides exceptional programs for secondary students on the issues of personal development, motivation and leadership.
Graham also presents innovative training about adolescence for teachers, youth workers and parents.
Graham Hyman has been a professional public speaker since 1972. He began volunteer youth work when he was 14 (running after school programs for latch-key children). He completed a theological degree and practised as a minister for 12 years, the last 7 as the Churches of Christ National Youth Director. In 1988, together with his wife, Jadie, he began Youth Specialties Australia as a youth work training company.
Today he is one of Australia’s busiest public speakers addressing around 80,000 people annually in settings as diverse as educational conferences, corporate events and student seminars.
Jadie Hyman is a qualified teacher (BEdSt) with extensive teaching experience in the state and private systems in both Queensland and Victoria. .
Since 1993 YSA has worked almost exclusively in schools. In that time they have created a most highly respected organisation that works across state and international boundaries, across schooling systems and with every stakeholder group in the school.
Graham and Jadie are qualified and experienced professionals (see above), but they are the first to admit that qualifications do not equate to credibility.
Please feel free to browse the YSA client list, calendar and evaluations to get the real picture of the quality of our work.