Girls Leadership Program

The Girls Leadership Program (GLP) was launched in 2017 and encourages girls and young women from a multicultural and low socioeconomic background to explore their full potential. The program is for participants aged 13 to 24, focused on four key areas: employment, health and wellbeing, education, and careers.

The program has also featured a keynote speaker every week. The outcomes of the GLP are closely measured to ensure participants are developing the necessary skills.

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Youth Offenders Rehabilitation

Many youth experience significant challenges in reintegrating after their release from custody. These challenges can be compounded by social disadvantage and complex needs related to drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, family issues, homelessness and unemployment. Because of these challenges, programs and resources to assist with returning to the community are provided throughout their prison sentence by entities such as the Corrections Victoria Reintegration Pathway and the department’s Youth Justice Service.

These services aim to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage their lives effectively without further offending. In order to achieve effective rehabilitation and reduce reoffending, there is need for holistic, integrated thinking to address health, mental health, disability, education and employment needs.

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Arts Program

Performing arts, dance and music are key ways for young people from a multicultural background to express themselves. This long-term program for young participants includes time in the studio, dance and musical performances, and storyboarding of ideas. Rap is a particularly popular component of the program, allowing participants to reflect on their experiences and feelings and then voice them.

This program is facilitated by young recording artists who are an inspiration to the participating youth.

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Give Me A Chance Program

Identifying ongoing and accessible education, training and employment opportunities can be especially challenging for CALD youth, many of who are already facing barriers in the form of English language skills, navigating unfamiliar and at times complex institutional and cultural systems, discrimination and racism, and social exclusion and isolation. A key objective of the program is to provide the holistic approach to the young person’s employment journey.

To provide mentoring, health and wellbeing support as well as honest and constructive feedback as required. Helping the young person understand what’s required of them in the workplace and ensuring that they are supported when navigating community or family expectations.

Youth Activating Youth has grown from a youth-led committee into a not-for-profit organization with a diverse and multidisciplinary board and a committed team. We know where we came from. We know where we are going. We know how to get there.

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Multicultural Youth Engagement Program

The program has more than 300 participants, who learn about career and employment opportunities in the school holidays. It encourages young people around Victoria to attend and promotes the development of young leaders. Key speakers include role models, partner organisations and young people who are excelling in their respective careers.

This program is facilitated by young people, for young people. Previous youth participants are given leadership opportunities to facilitate the MYEP.

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