Young People

Young People imageYoung people are at the centre of what we do. What we learn from you helps us build stronger communities, support other service providers and lead positive change at local, state and national levels. Our goal is to ensure that young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds have every opportunity to succeed in Australia. Join our cause – get informed, get connected and get involved by checking out what CMY has on offer for you.
CMY Office: Fairy lights and flowers framed the sparkling conversations and busy networking that were central to the Meet Your Mentor event held at the CMY office last week. The Meet your Mentor Even... Read More
Eleven participants, of Iraqi, Syrian and Ethiopian backgrounds, from CMY's Youth Transitions Support Pilot Program enjoyed a day of surf, sand, sea and lifesaving skills at Altona Beach yesterday. Th... Read More
VicHealth, CSIRO’s Data61 and the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) released a report looking at the trends impacting young refugees and migrants’ wellbeing last week. The Bright Futures: Sp... Read More
Champions awarded for work with students from refugee & migrant backgrounds Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, the Hon. James Merlino acknowledged excellence in education support for child... Read More
“I've always had a passion for helping young people and in 2015, I made the decision to dedicate my time to doing so,” begins Lorrain Ngwenya, founder of youth-focussed organisation, Useful Link, “I... Read More
Multicultural young people make up at least one-quarter of all Australian youth but very little is known about their needs.  MY Australia is a national research partnership between nine organisations... Read More
Ballarat YAG member Lamourette Folly on home, community and perspective Lamourette Folly from Ballarat is a journalism student who is passionate about “harmony, cultural, belonging, safety and securit... Read More
22-year-old Nyayoud Jice is a passionate advocate for human rights, “especially the rights of individuals whose voices have historically been marginalised and silenced.” With a Bachelor’s degree in C... Read More