KYC facilitates and amplifies the voices, aspirations, and experiences of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people residing in Victoria.
KOORIE YOUTH SUMMIT
Koorie Youth Council (KYC) operates within Victoria, ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are represented across areas where young people may be influenced and affected by policies and practices statewide.
KYC’s work is dynamic and broad. Our core purpose is to bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people together to create a culturally safe space to amplify our voices for positive change. Below are some of the projects we’ve led:
Ngaga–dji Young voices creating change for justice
The Ngaga-dji (hear me) project voices the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Victoria’s youth justice system. Ngaga-dji is driving the change Victoria’s youth justice system needs to enable Aboriginal children to thrive in their communities.
Wayipunga (supporting young people) is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth participation framework that provides workers, organisations and government with strategies to support young people’s participation in decision-making processes. The framework is made up of three sections: Values, Knowledge and Actions. All three are interrelated and each informs the other.
KYC has been funded by Office for Youth within the Department of Fairness, Families and Housing (DFFH) to support the development and delivery of Aboriginal youth mentoring programs across Victoria.
KOORIE YOUTH SUMMIT
The Koorie Youth Summit is the largest gathering in Victoria created for and by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 18-28 years. Since 2014, KYC has hosted the event to create a safe space for young mob to gather from around the state to connect with each other, discuss what is important to us, be proud, learn, share and celebrate our culture.
Each year, our Summit centres around a theme, and features deadly speakers and yarning circles and workshops.
To ensure the event is available to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, KYC provides support for young people travelling from regional and rural areas.
KYC seeks to ensure the Summit is an inclusive and safe place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people with diverse lived and cultural experiences.
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