Positive change starts with you!
Our Youth Leadership programs offer a range of opportunities for young people to connect with others, learn and develop skills, have your voices heard, and create positive change in your lives and communities.
- Anyone who takes any action to create positive change is practicing leadership
- There are many ways of practicing leadership – from every day actions to large-scale movements
- Leadership can be formal and informal – you don’t have to hold a formal position of leadership to have positive influence.
We also offer workshops in schools, download this flyer for more information.
From FREE training workshops, to youth-led projects, to sports programs – find a program that’s right for you below.
EXPLORE provides an opportunity for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to have direct input into the research that impacts their lives. The project supports a partnership between young people and researchers in order to enhance the relevance and responsiveness of research (and post-research interventions) to young people.
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Positive Change Makers
Youth leadership training for all experience levels, delivered by experienced youth facilitators. Modules use experiential learning, offering a range of engaging and practical activities to build the capacity of our future leaders and explore concepts of values-based leadership, team building, active citizenship, culture and allyship.
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Seat at the Table
Seat at the Table provides an exciting leadership opportunity for young women from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The program features a Leadership Immersion Program to address the under-representation of young women from refugee and migrant backgrounds in leadership roles, which includes an Observership Placement and a
facilitated training program. Find out more.
Speak Up contributes to CMY’s strategic objective that young people are understood, accurately represented and influential in Australian society. It is a primary and early intervention project designed to promote gender equity among multicultural young people in Victoria.
An innovative public speakers agency supporting young people to share their stories and perspectives with a wide range of audiences and help shift public discourse.
Our speakers have been trained and supported to deliver fresh, engaging and thought provoking perspectives as keynote speakers, panel members or emcees for a range of settings across Victoria.
Western Young People’s Independent Network (WYPIN)
WYPIN is a youth-led group based in Melbourne’s west, working to develop programs that will benefit multicultural young people.
The network engages young people each year in a variety of programs that focus on capacity building, empowerment, engagement, advocacy and challenging racism in the community.