Category: Minister for Youth

Developing The Next Generation Of Victorian Leaders

Young people aged 16 to 25 are encouraged to apply for the 2019 YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament to make their voices heard – and experience what it’s like to represent their peers in the Victorian Parliament. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $640,000 over the next four years to support the Youth Parliament and Press […]

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Mini-HEY Day To Showcase Youth Mental Health Projects

The 11 successful recipients of round 8 of the Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) small grants program gathered in Flagstaff Gardens today to showcase and discuss their planned projects to promote the health and well-being of LGBTIQ+ young Victorians. Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams congratulated the recipients and introduced the screening of the film ‘Masked’, which […]

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Members Of 2019 Victorian Youth Congress Revealed

Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams today inducted 19 motivated and talented young people from across Victoria into the Andrews Labor Government’s second Victorian Youth Congress. Victorian Youth Congress members will discuss issues affecting young Victorians with Labor Government Ministers, advising on areas of concern and shaping government policies, programs and services. The Youth Congress members […]

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Investing In Young Media Professionals

Young people aspiring for a career in the media industry will have more opportunities to develop skills and gain industry experience, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced funding of $400,000 over four years for Student Youth Network Media’s Youth in Community Radio program, to begin in 2019. […]

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Creating Spaces For Young People In The Latrobe Valley

It’s exciting news for young people in the Latrobe Valley – Youth Space Latrobe is officially up and running. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today formally opened the youth-focused hub, which is kicking off operations from Shop 27 at Mid Valley Shopping Centre before it moves to a more permanent location in coming months. […]

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Building The Skills And Confidence Of Young Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more students gain skills and get involved in their local community, thanks to continued funding for the school-based Advance program. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today visited staff and students at the Victorian College for the Deaf which is one of 430 government secondary schools that will share […]

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Investing In Victoria’s Youth Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is funding more projects that help young people live better, more connected lives. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced the organisations that have been selected to deliver five new Empower projects, while also presenting the inaugural YACVic Rural Youth Awards at Queens Hall, Parliament House. The five projects will […]

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Youth Space Latrobe Seeks Ideas From Young People

Young Victorians are being encouraged to submit their ideas for the branding of Youth Space Latrobe in Morwell, as it prepares to hold the first of many youth-focused events. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today opened entries for a branding competition, which will ultimately formally name Youth Space Latrobe and an associated logo. Applications […]

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Improving Connections For Young Pacific Islanders

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting young people in Pacific Islander communities become more engaged, socially connected and on positive pathways. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today announced $475,000 to expand the Young Pasifika Program, known as ‘Le Mana’ meaning ‘empower’, into Brimbank and Dandenong. This follows the successful pilot of Le Mana in […]

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Supporting The Creative Skills Of Young Victorians

Young Victorians will have more opportunities to gain skills in performing and creative arts, design and event management, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s continued support of the Wakakirri Secondary School Challenge. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos and Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a further $600,000 investment over three years, which will […]

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