CREATE Foundation, in partnership with the Snow Foundation and ACT Together, is hosting an afternoon at Inflatable World, Kambah. This event is for children and young people with an out of home care experience –and to provide a specific focus on enabling Sibling Connections for children and young people living apart. There are heaps of activities for young people to get involved in.
Opportunities for Young People
Australia21 is an independent not for profit think-tank and are seeking young people in the ACT who would like to take part in a workshop discussing the future and work. Australia21 are looking for young people aged 16-25 years from diverse backgrounds who are willing to share their thoughts and feelings about their future and work. Australia21 promises not to ask participants what they want to be when they grow up?! The workshop will consist of 20 participants, so spaces are limited.
Warehouse Circus School Holiday Programs are opening enrolments for ages 5-7 and 8+. Their school holiday programs cater to all young people, from those who have never done any circus before right up to experienced young circus performers. The program includes structured workshops for the development of strength, coordination and specific skills as well as free time.
Each year, the Foundation for Young Australians recognise and celebrate the genuine impact young people have made to the biggest social and economic challenges of our time. The annual Unleashed Awards honour their incredible contribution to our world with a night of music, celebration, and speakers at Australia’s premier social change awards for young people.
Young Women Speak Out is a series of two campaign and advocacy training workshops facilitated by Hannah Gissane and Amy Blain for six young women, aged 16 to 17, living in the ACT; followed by resourcing, support and mentoring in the implementation of a campaign or advocacy project led by the workshop participants. Young Women Speak Out is supported by a YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas Grant. Applications close 23rd August. Please promote to any young women in your networks.
MY Australia is the first longitudinal, nation-wide study of Australia’s multicultural youth. Quantitative and qualitative data from the MY Australia project will be used to develop an annual report on the status of multicultural youth in Australia. This vital research will be used to help policymakers and organisations who work with young, diverse people to develop better policies and programs, enrich the lives of multicultural youth and contribute to the social cohesion of Australian society. This is the first opportunity to give multicultural young people a voice in policy development at
Minister for Women, Yvette Berry has announced the opening of the 2017 Audrey Fagan Young Women Enrichment Grants on July 17 2017.
The Enrichment Grants continue to offer young women with an opportunity to realise their dreams in a collaborative relationship with a mentor.
Young women aged between 12 and 18, residents of the ACT or attending education in the ACT are eligible to apply. The program provides one off grantsof up to $2,000 to support young women to achieve a project in their area of interest.
Due to strong demand, SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology will be delivering a second West Belconnen Administration Program in 2017!
Targeting people living within the West Belconnen and wider Belconnen region, this program will:
The Young Carer Bursary Program is a $3,000 scholarship offered to 333 young carers engaging in education. The bursary aims to help relieve financial pressure for young carers while they combine studying and their caring responsibilities.
This scholarship increases the likelihood that young carers will remain in, or return to, education, which in turn leads to improved employment opportunities and long-term financial security.
Who can apply?
The Take Hold Mentoring Program is having it's sixth mentor matching intake of the year. The matchings are ongoing from Monday August 7th through to Friday August 25th. If you have any young people (clients) that are between the age of 16-25 transitioning into or out of homelessness, that require the support of a mentor; this is an opportunity to get them involved in an award winning program. Referrals can be made through One Link on 1 800 176 468 or contact Take Hold staff directly.