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June 17, 2020 Youth Empowerment

The Y will always support young people, and to remind everybody of this, we’re excited to launch the next video in our #YWeAreHere campaign featuring some of our own Y young people.

“Lately we’ve seen young people respond to crises with compassion and creativity,” said National CEO of the Y in Australia Melinda Crole.

“Young people continue to raise their voices until they are heard. Young people continue to step up and show true leadership.”

“At the Y, young people have been leaders in embracing and developing online content to connect, engage and support one another during the COVID-19 crisis on platforms including WhyNot, Virtual Y,  Y Chats and YWeAreHere.

“Feedback has been that these opportunities to connect have been a lifeline for many of our young people during this challenging time.”

MsCrole said that thanks to pro-bono support from a partner media agency, over $225,000 worth of free advertising was donated to the Y by Channel 10, Channel 7 and a number of major daily newspapers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Hobart and the Northern Territory.

The message will also be shared across Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Spotify.

For more information on the campaign and opportunities for young people to be connected visit this page.

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