Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network, State-wide Youth Consultation

Date: 25/09/2013, Wednesday
Time: 11am – 1pm
Venue: School of Arts, 230 Bolsover Street

MYAN QLD is this states arm of the national Multicultural Youth Advisory Network (MYAN); the nationally recognised policy and advocacy body on multicultural youth issues. Under MYAN member organisations work in partnership at both state and national levels to ensure that the particular needs of multicultural youth are recognised. This provides a coherent and consistent approach to addressing these needs in policy and service delivery.

MYAN QLD aims to inform policy and program development and delivery across government and the non-government sectors, in all areas of young people’s lives. This includes education, health, housing, justice, training and employment, local government and settlement services. It encompasses funding from commonwealth, state and local government, as well as philanthropic organisations.

MYAN QLD strives to

· develop and strengthen community connectedness between mainstream and multicultural youth organisations
· consult young people to ensure valid representation of issues at the 3 levels of government
· provide a platform for collaborative action to improve settlement outcomes for youth
· contribute to policy development processes to include the perspective of young people.

MYAN QLD will be conducting Youth Consultations in regional areas between 23rd September and 2nd October 2013. We want to ensure the widest reach to youth and their regional service providers to ensure the most productive of outcomes for all participants.

Leading on from the Multicultural Youth Consultations, MYAN QLD in partnership with MYAN National will host the first ever state based Multicultural Youth Conference held on the Gold Coast on the 5th and 6th of November. A key component of the Youth Consultations and Conference is for Youth to present the findings at The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) Conference on the 7th and 8th of November 2013. MYAN QLD welcomes Businesses, Government and Non Government Organisations to sponsor young people to attend. Corporate sponsorships are tax deductible.

Please refer to the attached documents and do not hesitate to contact me for any further information.

Marida Roux | Community Engagement Facilitator | Access Community Services Limited
Carmdoy St, LOGAN CENTRAL, QLD, 4114 | Ph: 07 3412 8222 | Fax: 07 3412 8220 | www.accesscommunity.org.au

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Creative Young Stars Grants Program

Creative Young Stars is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for students and young people to participate in artistic, cultural, academic or community based activities, events or training.

In this round there will be grants available of $500 for eligible individuals, and $3000 for eligible groups.

For example: if you are a budding artist, musician, academic or volunteer, you can apply for a grant of $500 to help you achieve your dreams. Groups can get $3000.

Eligible school students and young people aged 25 years and under can apply for a Creative Young Stars grant. Students and young people from all geographic locations and backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to students and young people with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. The eligibility criteria is available in the Program Guidelines at www.youth.gov.au.

Application forms and further information can be found at:

http://www.youth.gov.au/sites/youth/news/pages/creative-young-stars.

Please note that applications close at 5pm on Friday 21st June.

Katelyn Clements
Office of Kirsten Livermore MP
Federal Member for Capricornia
Canberra: (02) 6277 4738
Rockhampton: (07) 4922 6604

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