Victorian Youth Month
Victorian Youth Month is a celebration of young people and an opportunity for them to express their ideas and views, and act on issues that affect their lives. It’s also lots of fun and recognises the positive contributions young people make to their communities. Usually held across one week in April, this year’s event is a special month-long celebration until 15 December, with all events taking place online due to COVID-19. Highlights include a virtual silent disco, a youth music event with live performances and online reading events.
The TAC L2P program is a free, statewide initiative that matches eligible learner drivers with a supervising driver mentor. The program helps learner drivers meet the 120 hours of supervised driving practice required to obtain their probationary licence. This might not be possible if the young person doesn’t have access to a car or supervised driving.
We are currently taking expressions of interest for volunteer mentors who would like to take part in the program.
Supporting our future leaders
YMCA Victoria holds a Youth Parliament program each year to empower young people to stand up and be heard in Parliament chambers. This year, Boroondara students Sophie Chiew, Sophia Li and Rino Suwa identified the problem of single-use plastics within their community, drafting and submitting a bill taxing manufacturers of single-use plastics.
“I’m very passionate about politics and when I read about the program, I was really interested in the opportunity to learn about how State politics operates first-hand,” Sophie said.
The program provides a unique chance for you to have your voice heard by our State Government, while working alongside other like-minded young Victorians.
Sophie said the Boroondara Youth team were very supportive throughout the experience. “They created a group of really enthusiastic people who were all amazing to work with – I don’t think we could’ve participated in it without their support.”
Boroondara Youth are committed to supporting, encouraging and providing opportunities for young people in our community.