Blog: youth engagement

Together, We Can – International Women’s Day Mural Street Art Project
14 May 2019

In celebration of International Women’s Day this year, YWCA Canberra had the opportunity to work with Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS), Lanyon High students, local talented artists Bohie Palecek, Faith Kerehona and young trailblazing community leaders, Dhani Gilbert and Caitlin Figueiredo, to create two separate murals located on the Centre Point building in Garema […]

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Creating Wonderland at the LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom
21 November 2018

On Thursday, November 8, YWCA Canberra hosted its third annual LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom at the Ainslie Football Club. The event brought 200 young people aged 12-25 from across Canberra and surrounds. Earlier in the year, a working group of young people and staff were convened to make all the big and important decisions for the […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide with Australia 21 and the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse
24 November 2017

On Monday 11 September, I attended and participated in the first ‘Making Our Future Work’ Workshop hosted by national think tank Australia 21 in conjunction with Young Australia 21.   The event   This workshop was the first of its kind and provided the chance to hear the voices of young Australians, like myself, aged 16-25 […]

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She Leads College Conference – 5 Quick Questions with Codie Bell
17 March 2017

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Tuesday 21 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will share their leadership journeys with participants. We’ll be […]

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She Leads College Conference – 5 Quick Questions with Ciara Duggan
10 March 2017

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Tuesday 21 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will share their leadership journeys with participants. We’ll be […]

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Great Ydeas – Where are they now with Kate Butler
1 March 2017

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development, education or training opportunities. Applications for the 2017 Great Ydeas program are now open, and to celebrate, we’ll be featuring some of our amazing past recipients over […]

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The year in review – Frances Crimmins, Executive Director, YWCA Canberra
12 October 2016

  Our 2016 AGM was held on Monday 10 October, bringing together more than 80 members, staff and friends to celebrate our achievements, and elect new board members. I’m pleased to share with you some of our key areas of impact, and highlights from the 2015-16 year, which you can find out more about in […]

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Reclaiming the Lanyon Youth Centre!
28 July 2016

During the winter school holiday program, we embarked on an exciting project to transform the Lanyon Youth Centre. Along with Ciara, who is our Senior Youth Engagement Officer, we thought it was important to give the ownership of the space to the young people, and we made sure that the young people were heavily involved in the […]

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A-Z: Inclusivity in Practice
19 January 2016

2015 was a busy year for our dedicated Youth Engagement Officers.  As well as running a bustling Youth Centre, managing the award-winning Computer Clubhouse and working one-on-one with young people, our quietly achieving staff established a new group. A-Z is a group for gender and sexuality diverse young people, providing a safe and non-judgemental space […]

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Show Us Your Riffs: Making Noise At Girls Rock Camps
12 October 2015

Girls Rock camps are one of my favourite places to be. Within the span of one week, they create a place where girls are encouraged to help – rather than tear down – each other, take pride in their accomplishments, and express themselves without fear of judgement or embarrassment. This is a place where girls […]

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