June 2019 Edition

YAY Director visits Year 11 Reservoir High students on their Options Day!

Our Director Ahmed Hassan was invited to talk to Year 11 students from Reservoir High on their Options Day. Ahmed spoke about his life journey that led him to co-found YAY and offered the students career, study and life advice. 
Crime Prevention Taskforce

As part of the Victorian Government’s aim to prevent crime from
increasing, a new Crime Prevention Taskforce made up of community and business leaders have joined forces, committed to becoming tough on the causes of crime. YAY has been recognised for the work in the crime prevention space and will now form part of the taskforce. We are extremely delighted to have been given the opportunity to be apart of the taskforce alongside other incredible organisations to make change happen in Victoria!
The YAY Story | Stories on how we support our young people! 

In February of this year, Charley joined Youth Activating Youth. After a minor infraction, he received a reprimand from the justice system, and was ordered by the court to complete 120 community service hours. Knowing a contact from our Youth Justice program, Charley opted to complete his Community Service hours with Youth Activating Youth.

Through our in-house Employment Support Program, 'Give Me A Chance', the Employment Facilitator advocated for Charley through the JVEN (Job Victoria Employment Network) system, referring him to external jobs programs to assist him in his job-seeking endeavours. The Employment Facilitator liaised with the Youth Justice Officer on a daily basis, ensuring to stay in-sync with Charley’s progress and alert each other on any challenges or issues needing to be addressed. Due to the in-house nature of Youth Activating Youth’s programs, staff can work together with ease to create a holistic approach to advocacy.

After two months, the right fit was found, and Charley is now employed at “2 Tuff Wheels and Tyres” in a full-time role. From long-term unemployment to achieving independence, Charley’s success story is an inspiration for all those facing challenges in the employment-seeking process. With the help of Youth Activating Youth, both the Employment Support and Youth Justice programs, Charley was able to navigate a complicated and often-times confusing network of external employment support, to find the path that suited him best.

Our recent partnerships...

We would like to thank all our partners, the Federal Government, Yarra Trams, Telstra, Gandell Philanthropy, Transdev, Metro and Stride Sports who have come on board at YAY in the last year as we continue to grow and provide more opportunities for diverse young people! 

Applications are open for an Administration Coordinator at YAY! Check out the link here http://bit.ly/2JtPhMr
and apply now! 

Applications close Sunday 21st July 2019.

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