YMCA's Young Entrepreneur's Programs

Australia is facing some of the highest youth unemployment and underemployment rates in recent times, particularly in regional centres. YMCA works to develop entrepreneurial skills in young people and empowers them to think entrepreneurially. We encourage young people to create jobs as an empowered response to the current job climate.


Youth for Causes is a catalyst to ignite social entrepreneurship, community leadership and social and environmental responsibility amongst young Victorians aged 15-25 years.

Through an immersive six month program, teams of 4-5 students will receive the training, mentorship, networks and seed funding ($2,000!) they need to create a ‘real life,’ self-initiated enterprise for a social cause they care about.Youth for Causes.jpg

The program is designed as an ‘entry point’ to social enterprise, empowering participants to recognise and unleash their potential to develop creative, innovative and sustainable businesses with purpose at heart.

Working closely with a mentor from their charity of choice as well as an innovation/ enterprise mentor, participants will gain practical skills and invaluable experience to apply to both the task at hand and in all of their future entrepreneurial endeavors.

For more information about Youth For Causes click here

HQ Hot Desk Space 

a series of versatile office/workspaces for use on a casual basis by young people requiring a place to launch or develop small business initiatives in a supportive, easily accessible environment. Work & meeting spaces are available for hire by the hour, day or week with discounted rates for young people and the community/not for profit sector. The space is equipped with a wireless internet connection, computers and telephones for use by space users and also provides mentoring and access to professional development opportunities for users. 

For more information about HQ Hot Desk SPace in Leederville WA click here