Skip to content
Education Training, Youth

New partnership to support multicultural youth and students

La Trobe University < 1 mins read

 

La Trobe University has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Youth Activating Youth (YAY), a community organisation that supports multicultural Australian youth.

The partnership will provide multicultural students at La Trobe with access to a wide range of support services, programs, and engagement opportunities, delivered by YAY.

Also, students across a variety of disciplines and areas will have placement opportunities with YAY – for example, La Trobe students studying criminology will spend time working in YAY’s youth justice programs.

"The partnership between YAY and La Trobe is a wonderful opportunity for students from La Trobe Law School to contribute to YAY's groundbreaking multicultural youth programs while on placement,” Professor Fiona Kelly, Dean of La Trobe Law School, said.

“Our students will deepen their understanding of the disproportionate impact of the youth justice system on multicultural youth, while providing much needed program support for YAY."

La Trobe University will also provide support to evaluate the impact of current Youth Activating Youth programs in multicultural youth engagement.

YAY aims to bridge the gaps between different government organisations, non-profit agencies and other services providers, especially where multicultural youth are concerned, ad to break the cycle of disadvantage for multicultural youth.

“This partnership is a fantastic opportunity for not only Youth Activating Youth, but for the young people that we are dedicated to supporting. The expertise that La Trobe will be bringing to the table cannot be underestimated,” YAY Co-Founder and CEO, Ahmed Hassan, said.

 

Media enquiries Sue Smethurst – s.smethurst@latrobe.edu.au, 0418 643 520

More from this category

  • Education Training
  • 04/03/2024
  • 10:38
NSW Teachers Federation

MEDIA ALERT Prime Minister urged not to shortchange Wagga Wagga kids

The NSW Teachers Federation is ramping up its campaign to fully resource public schools in Wagga Wagga, encouraging the Prime Minister to provide the funding needed to give all kids a decent shot at life. The National School Reform Agreement has left NSW public schools grappling with a funding shortfall of approximately 14 per cent, translating to a staggering $1.9 billion this year alone. This equates to over 10,000 permanent school-based teachers. Regional and rural communities are bearing the majority of the teacher shortfall. According to figures released this month, there were 276 vacancies in schools in the Rural South…

  • Agriculture Farming Rural, Education Training
  • 04/03/2024
  • 07:50
Nuffield Australia

Farmers urged to travel the world and see what’s possible

Monday, March 4, 2024 Farmers and agriculture industry professionals are invited to grasp a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as Nuffield Australia opens applications for 2025 scholarships today. Successful applicants receive $40,000 to fund 15 weeks of study overseas, across 18 months. “The scholarships offer a unique opportunity to visit, learn from and collaborate with some of the world’s leading agricultural businesses,” Nuffield Australia CEO and 2013 Nuffield Scholar Jodie Redcliffe said. “In opening these scholarships, we’re encouraging farmers and other industry participants to think big and see what’s possible for their business and industry in 2025 and beyond.” Nuffield Australia awards around…

  • Contains:
  • Community, Youth
  • 02/03/2024
  • 17:12
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Perth

Cockburn based Nasir Mosque is actively rallying community members to join hands in helping out with Clean Up Australia day initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bibra lake, 03/03/2024 – This Sunday, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Perth based out of Perth’s largest Nasir Mosque is excited to…

  • Contains:

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.