CMY Board grants continued support to the Youth-Led Unit

The Youth-Led Unit members are excited to announce that continued support has been granted by the CMY Board to proceed with building their project for the next three months.

The Youth-led Unit (YLU) – led by Boudene Hauraki – consists of nine youth panel members under the age of 30. Together they adopted a co-design process over the past 6-months, to conceptualise and design a unit that is integrated within CMY. The purpose of the unit is to facilitate the voices and actions of multicultural young people in Victoria.

In May, the group swiftly shifted their Regional Roadshow consultations with young people online, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Through this process, they gathered suggestions from young people from Gippsland, Bendigo and Shepparton, to develop their Business Case Proposal, which was later pitched to CMY’s Board with success.

Over the next three months, the youth panel members will work alongside CMY staff to:

  • Continue to map potential partnerships and collaborators
  • Refine and build on the current Business Case and present this to the Board in late August 2021
  • Pitch the YLU purpose and offerings to potential clients

“The YLU has come a long way, but we recognise that there is still a lot to do. We thank all CMY staff, the YLU panel members, partner organisations and young people that continue to support the work of the Youth-Led Unit,” Boudene said.

The Youth-Led Unit will continue to consult with young people and provide updates in the coming months.

For more info please email Project Lead, Boudene Hauraki on or read more about the Youth Panel members.