Topic: Youth

Developing The Next Generation Of Victorian Journalists

Young people are encouraged to apply for the 2019 YMCA Youth Press Gallery to learn valuable reporting skills, publish and broadcast stories about Youth Parliament and meet experienced political journalists. Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams today launched the Youth Press Gallery media book 2018, which showcases the stellar efforts of last year’s 22 aspiring journalists. […]

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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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Helping Kids In Melbourne’s West Get To School

The Andrews Labor Government is extending the schools-myki project in Melbourne’s western suburbs, which offers free myki cards to students experiencing homelessness or family violence, to travel to and from school. Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced additional funding of $175,000 for the project, which will now run through to the end […]

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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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More Support For At Risk Children And Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s leading social service providers to deliver more support for vulnerable children and young people disengaging from education, training and employment. As part of its $30 million Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage initiative, the Labor Government has selected Berry Street and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), […]

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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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Extra Rehabilitation Beds For Victorian Youth

A new youth residential rehabilitation facility will be established in Gippsland to provide extra support, closer to home for young regional Victorians suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced the new 20 bed facility today, which will help young people to address their alcohol and drug problems, while developing […]

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