Amplifying Our Voices: Elevating Multicultural Youth in Student Leadership

Student leadership in Victorian schools should reflect the diversity that students bring. Approximately a third of students in Victorian government schools are from language backgrounds other than English. Yet, we regularly hear reports of multicultural young people not feeling empowered within their schools.

What practical strategies exist to promote leadership opportunities that multicultural students will respond to? What attitudes and frameworks are required to implement these strategies effectively?

This youth-informed, state-wide forum will feature panel discussions with members of CMY’s Youth Advisory Group (YAG) and successful school leaders, who will consider existing departmental guides and opportunities to go beyond these guides to promote effective leadership among multicultural students. We invite those working in schools and within communities to join us for this important conversation.

This event has been developed in collaboration with the CMY Metro Youth Advisory Group (YAG).

Meet the panel members

Feyza Narli – CMY Youth Advisory Group (YAG) member who studies a double major in Computer Science and Genetics at Monash University.
James Liang – CMY YAG member, medical student, scientist and previously a representative for People of Colour at Monash University.⁠ ⁠
Kuti Mahammud – CMY Gippsland YAG member, who actively supports multicultural youth within the community.⁠
Ann-Vu Ngo – CMY YAG member currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Sociology.⁠ ⁠

Mohamed Semra – CEO & Co-founder of Endeavour Youth Australia (EYA), award-winning human rights advocate and previous CMY Shout Out speaker.⁠
Samsam Hersi – Multicultural Education Aide at Braybrook College, plus she has a crucial role in supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, including running a student anti-racism group, The Power Collective.
Alice Gomez – from Youth Facilitator to Project Officer to Team Leader at CMY, where she developed and delivered programs with multicultural young people, Alice is currently our Practice & Projects Lead – Youth Leadership.⁠
Sean MacMahon – Assistant Principal at Braybrook College, who has also been an English/EAL teacher for over 20 years.⁠ ⁠

NOTE: This session will be delivered via Zoom. Meeting information and passwords will be emailed to registered participants before the session.

For enquiries contact:
Training team
E | training@cmy.net.au
P | (03) 9340 3700