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.
Opportunities for Young People
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.
Are you a young person aged between 16 and 25 who is passionate about youth mental health and wellbeing? Then this is your opportunity to make a real impact by helping to shape the future of headspace.
Apply to become a member of the headspace Youth National Reference Group (hY NRG) and you’ll be able to contribute to our national projects and initiatives.
CREATE Foundation is hosting two events for young people in August.
The first event is on Monday 28 August, which will be the YAG – (youth advisory group) discussion followed by an afternoon at Skyzone Belconnen starting at 4:00pm - 6:30pm for anyone aged 12-25 with a formal care experience. The Skyzone pass and pizza will be provided by CREATE with drop off being at the Nature and Conservation house carpark in Belconnen at 4pm and pickup at Skyzone at 6.30pm.
Health Care Consumers’ Association (HCCA) ACT are running an anonymous survey about consumer experiences using general practice and after-hours primary care services in our region.
Do you ever visit a general practitioner (GP) or go to the emergency department or talk to a nurse on the phone about your symptoms? If so, then you are using the health care system and are a health care consumer. These services include:
Sexual Health and Family Planning in the ACT have multiple programs and workshops for people living with Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.