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.
“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
04/09/17
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
15/08/17
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
20/07/17
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
30/06/17
The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) and Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council are teaming up to host a film festival to celebrate the stories of hope, strength and dignity of the people seeking... Read More
09/06/17
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The ‘Le Mana’ (Empower) Pasifika Project will help to build connected communities and a sense of belonging for Pasifika young people in Victoria. The Le Mana workers will support these young people in... Read More
16/05/17
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In 2016 the first Australian Digital Inclusion Index was released, recognising the enormous role access to and engagement with digital technology and the internet plays in facilitating the economic an... Read More
25/01/17
Youth unemployment is a growing concern in Australia, with the unemployment rate for those aged 15 to 24 more than twice the national figure (BSL, 2016). Additionally, economic changes are radically c... Read More
07/12/16