NYW 2016: Get Your Applications In!

National Youth Week (NYW) is an annual Australia wide week-long festivity of young people aged from 12-25 years. NYW enables youth to voice their ideas and opinions and importantly to act on issues that affect their everyday lives. Next year National Youth Week will run from April 8th – 17th April 2016. Throughout Australia, many […]

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RIP Campagin

What ideas and actions did your students have?

We want to know of the creative and inspiring actions your students have taken in response to an issue in the community this year. During term 3, the Passport to Democracy program had a group of students at Flinders Christian Community College campaigning for hygiene for homeless women, naming themselves the “R.I.P Party”. Hannah Westbrook, […]

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International Youth Day – how to get involved!

Practical ways to join the UN’s International Youth Day (IYD) – Wednesday 12 August The focus of the 2015 United Nations IYD is youth civic engagement. A perfect way to celebrate actions your students have taken through their Passport to Democracy (PTD) work, and any other active citizenship your school has been involved in! Here […]

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Leadership Events for Students

Some upcoming leadership events for your students this July and September: “Change Makers Maribyrnong: A conference for young people who want to make a difference.” The conference targets young people 14-25 years old interested in making a difference in their local community and having a voice. Date: 3 July 10am-4pm (during school holidays) Venue: Maribyrnong Council […]

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How does Homelessness affect young people?

On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless. 42% are 25 years or under. Mental illness is higher in young people experiencing homelessness than the broader young population. (Statistics from Homelessness Australia) When you think about homelessness, the image of an old bearded man, sitting on a park bench with a […]

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