CMY recently celebrated the launch our new Strategic Plan 2018-2022 and 2030 Vision at a gathering with over 100 of our valued friends and partners at the Melbourne Museum.
We were honoured to be joined by the Hon. Robin Scott, Minister for Finance and Multicultural Affairs.
Minister Scott decided to abandon his speech notes and speak from the heart about the strength of CMY’s Strategic Plan being in its brevity and highlighted its focus on empowering young people from multicultural backgrounds.
A panel of insightful young Shout Out speakers then took centre stage, to explore the youth-focused themes of our Strategic Plan.
Facilitated by Lorraine Ngwenya, Director of Useful Link, the speakers tackled the following themes: Youth Leadership (Asanga Seneviratne), Sport (Asma Mirzae), Education and Employment (Aref Ramazani), Global Citizenship (Mehak Sheikh).
“We consulted with young people, staff, thought leaders and community leaders, and asked about the most important focus areas for CMY’s work over the next 15 years,” said CMY CEO Carmel Guerra, while introducing a special launch video produced for the event.
“The overwhelming feedback was that there will still be a need for a specialist multicultural youth organisation, and young people facing the greatest disadvantage will continue to need targeted support.”
Follow all the action from the event on Twitter here.
We would like to thank all our partners, funders, supporters, volunteers, staff and young stakeholders who attended on the day, for their invaluable support.