The stories of CMY and our people
Get to know the people at the heart of our work…from amazing young people, to passionate volunteers and staff working to ensure that young people have every opportunity to succeed in Australia.
“It’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done”
Elli Bradshaw shares her experience as a volunteer Independent Person for the Youth Referral and Independent Persons Program.
Shout out speaker
Mohamed Semra talks about systemic racism
Mohamed has been through the Australian education system and says, “it’s not built for me.”
Young people’s perspectives during the COVID-19 lockdown
In just a matter of days, we have seen a monumental shift in the way we live our lives.
“It’s the best two hours of my week”
Geraldine (Gerry) is a dedicated volunteer for Ucan2, a program that provides additional support for newly-arrived young people.
Le Mana Pasifika
Le Mana Pasifika fosters a sense of belonging during COVID-19
The Le Mana Pasifika crew have been engaging their community online to keep them connected and healthy through COVID-19.
Employment Empowers participant
Breaking down barriers to employment
“Two years ago it was really hard for me; to fit in, to learn how things worked here and the culture. I knew nothing about anything, it was so complicated,” Ngot M. Athuai.
From Ucan2 program participant to CMY staff member: Milad’s journey
Meet Milad Botani, Administration Officer for the Young Referral and Independent Persons Program’s (YRIPP), who has worked with CMY for almost four years.
Community Support Group
Opening doors for South Sudanese youth
Aben arrived in Australia a couple years ago and has managed to successfully find his feet in this new society.
Game Changers attract more multicultural women to sport
Game Changers was designed for young women from multicultural and refugee backgrounds, who are passionate about promoting diversity in sports.