Youth Advisory Group

A chance for young people from migrant or refugee backgrounds to shape the work of CMY.

Game Changers

A free leadership program for young multicultural women or women from refugee backgrounds passionate about sport.

Western Youth Group

For young people living in the western region of Melbourne looking to make positive change in their region.

Shout Out

A leadership program for young people from migrant or refugee backgrounds focused on empowering their voices.


An opportunity to support newly-arrived young Australians from migrant or refugee backgrounds.

Young Initiators

A 3-day workshop to help young people to initiate change in communities, potentially leading to a paid position.

Lead Yourself Lead Others

An empowerment program focused on young women from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Melbourne’s west.


A social enterprise offering consulting, learning and creative studio services provided by young people.

UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador

A chance for young people to advocate for the rights of children locally, nationally and internationally.

Future Focus

A leadership camp for year 7 - 8 students from underrepresented high schools with youth mentors supported by staff.

Project Lantern

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

— Margaret Mead

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