Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)

Providing programs and projects that support young people in engaging with work, school, family and community life and promote their sense of wellbeing and belonging. CMY also work closely with and support services and volunteers in their efforts to more effectively target this group of young people. 

Address:
Suite 12/106-110 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat 3350 Federation University (SMB Campus) Technology Park Central 

Ph:
(03) 5317 7172

Email:
info@cmy.net.au

Website:
www.cmy.net.au

Facebook:
CMY - Ballarat Youth


  • In School Program

    We run two programs at Mount Clear College and Phoenix, running weekly and fortnightly respectively. These cohorts are made up of both newly arrived, Indigenous and main stream Australian young people.  

    The program consists of cultural education, story sharing, social games and activities. We also celebrate weeks such as NAIDOC and Refugee Weeks. Again this enables various young people to become educated surrounding other cultures and religions to overcome racism, discrimination and social isolation. These groups enable young people to form a close nit support group of friends and peers.

    Young people can get in touch with us in a number of ways. Our main referrals come through friends and community networks and educational pathways.

    Additionally, individuals can get in touch with us through our Facebook page Ballarat Youth or contact Barry or Shani on 5317 7172. 

  • Youth Leadership (Youth Advisory Group)

    This group is made up of 10-12 young people from various backgrounds that act as our sounding board for all activities and events. We are passionate about youth participation and ensure that our work is informed and backed by young people. We want programs that are for youth and ran by youth. This group also acts as our eyes and ears on the ground to work out any emerging issues in their respective communities.

    Young people can get in touch with us in a number of ways. Our main referrals come through friends and community networks and educational pathways.

    Additionally, individuals can get in touch with us through our Facebook page Ballarat Youth or contact Barry or Shani on 5317 7172. 

  • Girls Space

    Girls space runs fortnightly on Fridays from 4-6 in co-partnership with the City of Ballarat’s Youth Team, Victoria police, BHS and YMCA also act as small partners and friends of the group. 

    The program consists of numerous activities that empower young women to learn a skill, embrace diversity and learn more about themselves and others.This program aims to create supportive networks of women and girls who share in each others company, knowledge and skills.

    It is for all young women ages 12-25 from all backgrounds. We encourage all abled and non-abled bodied people, multicultural, Indigenous and mainstream women to join us. We promote equality, inclusion and peer to peer learning!

    Young people can get in touch with us in a number of ways. Our main referrals come through friends and community networks and educational pathways.

    Additionally, individuals can get in touch with us through our Facebook page Ballarat Youth or contact Barry or Shani on 5317 7172. 

  • Holiday Program

    There are 4 programs per year, including a program during each of the school holidays. These may include day trips to Melbourne, Geelong, Grampians etc., camps or local activities such as An Amazing Race, Ice Skating or a movie night.

    This program aims to ensure young people have safe, fun and inclusive programs to attend during the school holidays. It also increases social inclusion and diversity whilst minimising isolation when school isn’t running.

    Young people can get in touch with us in a number of ways. Our main referrals come through friends and community networks and educational pathways.

    Additionally, individuals can get in touch with us through our Facebook page Ballarat Youth or contact Barry or Shani on 5317 7172. 

  • Happy Place

    Is a monthly program that was created by the young people we work with. It runs on the first Monday of each month and is at various locations around ballarat including Major League, the Koori Hub, local Gyms and the Ballarat library. These activities vary from month to month such as indoor soccer, board games nights, movie nights and gymnastics trial days.  

    The aim of this program is to have young people lead social activities for other young people in the region to have fun, safe and inclusive programs. It helps alleviate social and family pressures and gives young people time to enjoy being young and free.

    Young people can get in touch with us in a number of ways. Our main referrals come through friends and community networks and educational pathways.

    Additionally, individuals can get in touch with us through our Facebook page Ballarat Youth or contact Barry or Shani on 5317 7172.