A YAP is a Young Awesome Person who is working towards a better world. We’ll be showcasing people working across areas such as advocacy, health, volunteering, community, sustainability, arts and more.

YAP will inspire students by providing real life examples of young people who have created opportunities for themselves and others to follow a direction that contributes to a positive future.

Young people get a bad rap. They get called apathetic and we’re told that they can’t concentrate, that they are selfish and too focussed on their iPhones and facebook to care about the things that are important.
We disagree because we know lots of young people who are doing amazing things and we want to spread the word about them and help students to develop and achieve their personal goals by exposing them to people not much older than them who are making a positive contribution to the community.


Just some of the Young Awesome People participating in YAP…

Chris Raine, 24

Chris is Founder & CEO of Hello Sunday Morning. Chris was the recipient of Triple J’s 25 under 25 award, USC’s Alumni of the Year and a Young Australian of the Year Finalist.

Tessa Henwood-Mitchell, 23

Tessa is Founder & President of Tia International Aid. Tessa was awarded the 2010 Young Citizen of the Year Award by the Adelaide City Council.

Sarah Dunn, 24

Sarah is the Artistic Director of ActNow Theatre, who developed Speak Out, an interactive theatre performance about homophobia and bullying for high schools.

Alysha Hermann, 26

Alysha is the creator of PressureLands, a project that examines the concept of pressure and how it shapes the experiences of young people aged 14-26.


A Teachers’ Resource Kit will be made available to facilitate learning outcomes, specifically relating to the PLP community citizen project and students’ learning about social responsibility and the development of personal goals.


YAP is part of the Adelaide Fringe’s Youth Engagement Program. We’ll be heading all over SA with the support of Country Arts SA, DECS and Northern Sound System to the areas listed below, throughout March.

Time Date Location Venue
10:00am 5th March Port Lincoln Maxine James Civic Hall
9:30am 6th March Whyalla Middleback Theatre
2:15pm 6th March Port Augusta Institute Theatre
1:45pm 7th March Port Pirie Northern Festival Centre
9:00am 8th March Kadina Ascot Theatre
1:30pm 8th March Elizabeth Northern Sound System
1:00pm 9th March Norwood Norwood Concert Hall
9:30am 13th March Renmark Chaffey Theatre
9:30am 14th March Bordertown Tatiara Civic Centre
10:30am 15th March Mount Gambier Varcoe’s Performance Space
11:30am 16th March Noarlunga Noarlunga Lecture Theatre


Thanks to a generous grant of the State Government we are now able to offer this program at no cost for students and teachers.

Schools bookings through Adelaide Fringe (08) 8100 2011 or

General Public Bookings (Norwood Concert Hall only) book online through FringeTIX or call 1300 374 643.

General public enquiries to

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