Be Seen, Be Heard! - Using Social media for Positive Change

Be Seen Be heard VEC training program for youth leaders

About Be Seen, Be Heard! - Using social media for positive change

The Centre for Multicultural Youth is looking for young people from multicultural backgrounds to undertake a four-day training program in March 2018, focusing on using social media for positive change.
Following the training program, CMY will be looking for a group of young people to design and implement a social media campaign to promote active citizenship. These will be paid positions within CMY.

Participants in this program will also be encouraged to apply for paid employment as Youth Democracy Ambassadors with our project partner, Victorian Electoral Commission, in the lead up to the 2018 state election.

Training Program:

What: Be Seen, Be Heard! – using social media for positive change
Who: Young people from multicultural backgrounds aged 16-25 years
When:

Four days across two weekends in March 2018

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th March
Friday 16th & Saturday 17th March

Where: The Centre for Multicultural Youth, Carlton Office 304 Drummond St, Carlton

The Be Seen, Be Heard! training program will be an opportunity to increase your leadership and advocacy skills, whilst learning to harness the power of social media to bring about positive change in the community.

Participants will come together across four days to share their own stories and experiences and to learn from other inspiring young people, social media and advocacy experts. The aim of the program is to provide young people with the skills and inspiration to be able to utilise social media as tools for advocacy, and to bring about the positive change that they would like to see in their community.

We consider ourselves very fortunate to be living in a democratic country, where we have the freedom to voice our passions and concerns and to vote for those who best reflect our ideals. However, we are aware that there is an increasing number of influential young people in our communities who, due to citizenship or age barriers, are unable to cast their vote.

Through the Be Seen, Be Heard! training program we are aiming to increase their skills and knowledge of platforms from which young people can have their voices heard, to positively influence democracy, regardless of their ability to vote.

Across the four-day program, there will be speakers from prominent social media campaigns and youth-led organisations such as Minus18, Headspace’s “Yarn Safe” campaign and Organise Us. These presenters will share with participants their own experiences in advocacy, community engagement, democracy and striving toward social change. The speakers will also share their values and passions, and how these have influenced their active involvement within the Australian community.

Through listening to these speakers and taking part in hands-on workshops, participants will gain the skills necessary to design and implement their own social media campaigns on the issues that matter most to them.

Following the training program, CMY will be looking for a group of young people to design and implement a social media campaign to promote active citizenship.

Social Media Campaign

What:  Paid, fixed-term positions to lead a social media campaign – a continuation of the Be Seen, Be Heard! training program
Who:  A small group of young people from the Be Seen, Be Heard! – using social media for positive change training 
When: Weekly meetings from April – June 2018

Youth Democracy Ambassadors

During the training program, CMY will be joined by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) who will further the participants' knowledge of democratic processes. Following the training program, participants will have gained the skills to apply for a paid position as a Youth Democracy Ambassador with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

Applications close Monday 26 February 2018

For more information, please contact Duré de Winter on ddewinter@cmy.net.au or call (03) 9340 3700. 

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