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Thursday, 11 July 2019
Showcasing one of our former Youth Parliament inspired young people
Chernee Sutton, 22, is a proud Kalkadoon woman & artist from Mount Isa, Queensland who is passionate about her culture and history, and wants to share that with the rest of the world through her art. Her unique style combines two worlds of traditional aboriginal heritage with a modern contemporary twist which has caught the eyes of collectors around the world including Royalty. Chern’ee created the Aboriginal markings and story to Borobi the 2018 Commonwealth Games Mascot and was an artist in residence in the Athletes Village during the Games creating a 10metre art piece with the Athletes and Dignitaries such as His Royal Highness Charles Prince of Wales.  Read More

Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Peter Malone nominated for the role of President of APAY
Y Australia has nominated Peter Malone for the role of President of Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs (APAY), with the upcoming election being held in Japan at the General Assembly this September.  Read More

Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Two Ys who care come together for Bendigo
“Two YMCAs who care” came together in an historic meeting on Monday night in Bendigo, to formalise a new pathway for the Y in the region. At the Special General Meeting, members unanimously passed three resolutions approving the wind up of the Bendigo Regional Y as a stand-alone entity, and the transfer of its assets, which include four facilities and a healthy balance sheet, to Y Victoria.  Read More

Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Introducing Carolyn Morris, Acting CEO, Y Victoria
Carolyn started working at the YMCA in 2018 as the Chief Operating Officer and in the last few months has stepped into the Acting CEO role during a period of rapid change for the organisation and movement. Read More

Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Secretary General Carlos Sanvee - a changing global landscape for young people
World YMCA Secretary General Carlos Sanvee shares his deep insights into the changing global landscape for young people, and how the YMCA needs to evolve too, in Melbourne, February 2019. Read More

Tuesday, 5 February 2019
World YMCA leaders take a stand for young people
World YMCA leaders will take a stand for young people in Brisbane next week. Over 50 world leaders of the YMCA, the world’s largest and oldest youth organisation, will gather in Brisbane next week (11-14 Feb), in the lead up to the organisation’s 175th birthday in London, where the YMCA began, in August. Read More

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
The Power of Intergenerational leadership
As the workplace becomes host to five generations, intergenerational relationships pose new challenges for both leaders and direct reports. For the first time in history there are five generations in the workforce: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and Generation Z. We have all five generations at the Y – spanning from Life Governors (Traditionalists) to Gen Zs just entering our Centre’s workforce. Read More

Wednesday, 5 December 2018
YMCA's Youth Parliament founder David Davis
We recently interviewed David Davis, current YMCA Life Governor and founder of Youth Parliament, who lives in Adelaide. “I had the pleasure of working with wonderful young people, inspiring young people, I can’t tell you how important it was to have the pleasure of working with such intelligent young people. I’m so pleased to have worked with them, and if I can say I’m leaving a bit of a legacy, Youth Parliament is it.” - David Davis. Read More