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Supporting multicultural youth in rural and regional areas.


Our regional team covers Ballarat, Horsham and Nhill, and runs a variety of youth-led social and recreational activities, in-school student support sessions and school holiday programs to empower and connect young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

We work closely with local services and volunteers to build their capability in providing inclusive and appropriate programs and services for multicultural youth.

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“Awa” virtual choir-band-dance project – join us!

An exciting project for young people and their families in Ballarat, Horsham, Nhill and Ghana!

All you need is your voice (if you can speak, you can sing!) or rhythm, musical instrument or funky dance moves! When you hear our Ghanaian song “Awa”, you will be inspired to join our online choir or band. We will help you create a simple part to add to our YouTube clip, and experience the fun of connecting and creating together (while physically apart!)

JOIN THE AWA PROJECT FACEBOOK GROUP FOR UPDATES

To get involved, please register your interest below, send us your completed consent form*, record your “performance” and then upload your video here!

Awa Project - Register your interest

  • Select your town.
  • What are you interested in? (You can select more than one)

Ready to upload?

CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO OR ARTWORK

(You will be uploading directly to CMY’s Dropbox folder)

Closing date for Awa videos and artworks: 21 June 2020

*Please note: your video will not be accepted unless we receive a completed consent form. Click here to download the consent form. You can send your completed form to Hayley: hmcarthur@cmy.net.au

For more information about Awa, please contact Shiree: spilkinton@cmy.net.au

Our Programs

Youth Advisory Group

The YAG provides an opportunity for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to have input into CMY’s work, including program development and speaking on issues that should be at the forefront. Find out more. 

Young Men’s Program

Young Men’s Group (YMG) is a fortnightly sport and recreational program for young people from all backgrounds. It aims to create a safe space for young men to create connections and challenge stereotypes of masculinity.

What is involved?

  • Fortnightly sport and recreational sessions that create positive discussions around health and wellbeing issues facing young men
  • Activities include soccer, gym, aquatic, and tennis sessions
  • Young men aged 12 – 25, from all backgrounds and all abilities can join

The Young Men’s Group is delivered in partnership between CMY and City of Ballarat Youth Development Team.

Get involved, contact Dimitri  on 0457 899 714 or join the Facebook group.

Girl Space

Girl Space is a program designed to meet the needs of young women in Ballarat aged 12-25. Sessions run fortnightly to create a dynamic network of strong, empowered and multi-skilled young women. Our aim is for young women and those identifying as gender-diverse to connect in a safe, social and inclusive environment.

What is involved?

  • Activities such as sports clinics, arts and crafts, cooking classes and community fundraisers
  • Inclusive of women of all abilities and encourages newly-arrived, Indigenous, LGBTQI+ and marginalised community members to be a part of Girl Space

The group is currently raising money to support their latest community project by creating care packs for children entering foster care, and are crafting hand-made items to sell to support this.

Girl Space is delivered in partnership with the City of Ballarat Youth Development Team.

Get involved, call Hayley on 0448 623 006 or join the Facebook group.

Lead Yourself, Lead Others

A project by multicultural young women, for multicultural young women. The program explores the intersection of racism, discrimination and gender in the creation of barriers to leadership and opportunity. Through the program, young women are empowered to develop and consolidate their leadership skills and capacities, and are then supported to practice leadership through the design and implementation of a youth-led initiative. Find out more.


Contact us

Ballarat

Ballarat Region

Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street,
Ballarat East, VIC 3350

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(03) 5317 7172
info@cmy.net.au