Category: Minister for Youth

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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Calling For Creativity In Youth Week

The Andrews Labor Government is putting out the call for new and creative ideas to help shape the 2019 Victorian Youth Week. The flagship event will bring together hundreds of people across the state to celebrate Victoria’s youth, building on the success of the inaugural Victorian Youth Week which was held in April this year. […]

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Supporting Young Victorians To Have Their Say

Young Victorians are being encouraged to step up and have their voices heard on issues that matter to them as part of next year’s Victorian Youth Congress. Youth Affairs Minister Jenny Mikakos today opened applications for the 21-member congress, which will meet regularly to research, discuss and propose solutions to a range of priority issues […]

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Getting Involved In Youth Space Latrobe

The Andrews Labor Government is urging young people from the Latrobe Valley to put their hand up to join the first Youth Governance Committee for Youth Space Latrobe. The Committee will help set an agenda, drive change and give voice to priority issues for young people in Morwell and surrounding communities, forming part of the […]

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