At the Y, we are committed to creating a better world, with and for young people. Our mission is to defy discrimination, inequity, injustice, and systemic racism – and to amplify the voices of young people as agents of change, for an equal and safe world.
Enabling First Nations young people
The Y runs a number of programs to support and enable First Nations young people through
The Y’s Remote Pools Program in the NT
Ys across Australia are taking steps to understand and engage with Aboriginal and Torres
Diversity and inclusion
The Y is committed to taking active steps to build a culture of inclusion, diversity, and equality
We provide services and opportunities for those who need it most, including those who are
Supporting LGBTIQ+ youth mental health (WA)
Now in its fourth year, our award-winning Inside our Minds campaign, supports young
In late 2022, the campaign provided the moving reflections of six LGBTIQ+ young people,
Supporting refugees, displaced and newly arrived people
Together We Care Appeal for Ukraine refugees
Supporting refugees and displaced persons is key to our global Y commitment to support
The appeal raised over $2 million AUD, providing displaced persons and local Ys in Ukraine
Swim program for refugees and new arrivals to Australia (Canberra)
All abilities (disability) inclusion
At the Y, we are committed to creating opportunities so that people, of all abilities, can
Over the past year, we had over 58,000 participations across our all-abilities programs.
Our inclusive sport and recreation programs
The Y offers a wide range of inclusive sport and recreation programs, from providing
Our programs include:
Our many inclusion programs at Y Whittlesea include (see more here):
1:1 Home based support service – helps people with a disability learn or maintain
All Abilities Camps – offers the chance for everyone to experience active recreation.
Early Years Engagement (EYES) Support – draws from our expertise in both the
Our four pillars of impact, also check out what we do in the others below:
Also, see more in our 2022 Community Impact Report here.