Blog: youth engagement

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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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Chiara Grassia

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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Ciara Duggan

Staff Snapshot – Ciara Duggan
29 May 2015

At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular Staff Snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Ciara Duggan, Senior Youth Engagement Officer. Can you tell us a bit about your […]

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Computer Clubhouse grows
24 April 2015

The first quarter of 2015 has seen Lach Howarth, our Clubhouse Coordinator, running regular outreach sessions with Calwell High School and Wanniassa School Senior Campus. The sessions are being run in community spaces within the school, such as the library and the wellbeing rooms, and involve up to 10 students at a time. During the […]

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Computer Clubhouse launched!
20 October 2014

YWCA Canberra launched the ACT’s first Computer Clubhouse at a grand opening event on Friday 10 October. Along with a host of corporate, philanthropic, government and community partners, YWCA Canberra celebrated the landmark event with its young Clubhouse members, and their families. Media also took a keen interest, with ABC TV Canberra featuring the Clubhouse […]

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YWCA Canberra wins Mental Health Week award
8 October 2014

YWCA Canberra’s innovative Y-Aspire program for girls was recognised this week in the 2014 ACT Mental Health Week Awards. It was rewarded for its success in helping to prevent mental illness in young women, picking up the award for ‘Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention – Organisation’. Y-Aspire is an early intervention leadership program to support […]

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Erin-Claire Barrow

Staff Snapshot: Erin-Claire Barrow
2 October 2014

At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular Staff Snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Erin-Claire Barrow, Youth Engagement Officer.  Can you tell us a bit about […]

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