Category: Minister for Youth Affairs

Investing In Victoria’s Young Koorie Leaders

Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians will be encouraged to become the leaders of tomorrow through a series of new and free training workshops. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $100,000 to set up the workshops, which will be delivered across Victoria and run by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. Minister for […]

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Recognising Victoria’s Young Changemakers

Social entrepreneur Dan Poole has been crowned the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year for his efforts to combat homelessness one crepe at a time. The 24-year-old co-founded Australia’s first not-for-profit crepe van, Crepes for Change, which provides training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged Victorians and has raised almost $270,000 for the cause since […]

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Supporting Young People With Freeza Grants

The Andrews Labor Government is unlocking the latest round of FReeZA grants to give young Victorians the chance to design and host their own youth-oriented events. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced $7.2 million to continue the successful FReeZA program, which has seen thousands of activities – like live band gigs, art exhibitions […]

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Promoting Victorian Youth, Diversity And Harmony

Victoria’s second ever youth summit gets underway today, with hundreds of young people set to poetry slam, network, debate the hot issues and have their voices heard on what matters to them. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos will open the Youth Summit at the Melbourne Park Function Centre, where the key theme to be […]

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Kicking Off Victoria’s First Ever Youth Week

People of all ages are encouraged to take part in the first ever Victorian Youth Week, which kicks off today. A celebration of our youth, Victorian Youth Week is aimed at uniting young people in their common interests, with more than 100 events and activities scheduled to run throughout the week. It is the first […]

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Gearing Up For The First Ever Victorian Youth Week

Young people will be celebrated and recognised with more than 100 activities across the state during the inaugural Victorian Youth Week in April. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced the successful grant recipients for Victorian Youth Week 2018, which will run from 13 to 22 April. It will be the first time the […]

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Calling Victoria’s Future Parliamentarians

Young people across the state will be able to debate the important issues and experience what it’s like to lead parliamentary process by applying to participate in the 2018 Victorian Youth Parliament. The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $100,000 to support this year’s Victorian Youth Parliament program, which encourages young people to participate, […]

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Skills And Support For Young Mums In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is giving young mums in Ballarat hospitality skills and supporting them to continue their school education alongside their children. Through the Advance 2018 program, the Labor Government is providing nearly $10,000 to Yuille Park Community College’s Young Parents Program (YPP) to continue support for young mothers who are studying. Minister for […]

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Engaging! More Young People In Ballarat

Ballarat young people are getting more opportunities to participate in mentorships, art programs and other activities, through the Andrews Labor Government’s Engage! grants program. Four Ballarat-based organisations will share in $435,000 from the latest 2018-20 round of grants, which aim to empower and engage young people, including vulnerable youth, young people with a disability and […]

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Being Prepared For Victoria’s Next Generation Of Scouts

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more to bolster Victoria’s scouting credentials, with funding to establish 12 new groups and encourage more participation from young culturally diverse people and those from regional areas. Scouts Victoria will receive $1 million over four years to broaden its network, with three new scouting sites to be set up […]

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