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Y NSW launches Alternative School Suspension Program

06 Jul 2022 - Media ReleasesYouth

The Y NSW is excited to announce the launch of an Australian first with the ground-breaking Alternative Suspension Program in Western Sydney and the Central Coast.

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Y NSW Youth Careers Expo on Central Coast - Something for everyone!

29 Jun 2022 - Media ReleasesYouth

The Y NSW will showcase an incredible array of career and training opportunities for Central Coast young people at the Youth Careers Expo on Thursday, September 15.

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New NSW Leader of the House Elected - At the Y NSW’s Youth Parliament Camp for 2022

As Morrison and Albanese campaign across the country for their shot as Prime Minister, more than 80 young people from across NSW and the ACT gathered on the long weekend to train up for a ‘takeover’ of the Legislative Council at NSW Parliament in July.

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Inspired Young Australians deliver powerful message in Presentation of Bills Ceremony

Months of hard work and debate culminated in Youth Parliamentarians presenting nine Bills to NSW Ministers at Parliament House on 31 March 2022.

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The Ys Wow at Mardi Gras!

Quite simply it was a night we'll never forget! The Y NSW and YWCA Australia came together for their first ever Mardi Gras Parade. A team of 40 dancers represented both organisations – and love in all shapes and sizes – united to shine on the LGBTQIA+ community’s biggest stage of all.

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NSW Youth Governor 2022 announced as Youth Parliament wraps up a week of inspiring debates

The Y NSW has wrapped up an inspiring week of Youth Parliament 2021, with Member for Bega, Abbey Dawson, announced as Youth Governor 2022. Ms Dawson has been the Deputy Premier for the 2021 Youth Parliament program.

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The Y Youth Parliament goes Virtual in January 2022

The Y NSW was due to commence its Youth Parliament program – including a residential camp at Sydney Olympic Park Lodge and the iconic experience at Parliament House – on Saturday 15 January 2022. The program was already delayed due to the Stay-at-Home Orders, which were in place at the time the program was initially scheduled for July 2021. With the Omicron variant so widespread throughout New South Wales, the Y has taken the difficult decision to make the Youth Parliament program virtual for January 2022. The Y has taken this decision in keeping with our values, because we are committed to acting with the interests of safety, responsibility, honesty, care and respect at all times – particularly in regard to young people.

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Y NSW Youth Parliamentarians weigh in on vaccination debate

The Y NSW Youth Parliament has voted in favour of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all Australians and visitors to Australia, in a mock debate chaired by Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Veterans, the Hon. James Griffin MP.

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Y NSW keeps minds & bodies active for free through lockdown

With Greater Sydney plunged into lockdown, the Y NSW is staying committed to connection, offering virtual opportunities to promote active wellness at home for the young and the young at heart.

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Y NSW pays tribute to bingo heroes this National Volunteer Week

17 May 2021 - Media ReleasesYouth

During National Volunteer Week from May 17 to 23, the Y NSW is paying tribute to the committed group of locals behind Community Bingo on the Central Coast, raising funds for vital youth programs in the region.

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Y NSW Expo to set coastal careers on course

The Y NSW, Central Coast Council and Vicinity’s Lake Haven Centre have joined forces to bring a careers fair to the North of Wyong like never seen before.

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Y NSW supports youth through adversity at Hawkesbury Oasis

The Y NSW’s popular active wellness program ‘Uplift’ will launch at the Hawkesbury Oasis on Monday, May 3, helping to tackle the roll-on effects of COVID-19 on the lives of local young people.

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Together more than ever at the Y NSW this Youth Week

The Y NSW is inviting young people to connect at the Y this Youth Week with a raft of free opportunities storming the state.

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Y NSW provides ‘uplift’ to wellbeing of Sydney youth

Uplift launches this month in Parramatta and Mount Annan to tackle the roll-on effects of COVID-19 on the lives of local young people

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Y NSW volleyball a smash hit with Mt Annan youth

Volleyball is ‘spiking’ in popularity locally with the Y NSW launching a new program at Mount Annan Leisure Centre to meet the sport’s mass appeal.

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Brekkie & B-ball back to get Lake Haven youth on track

24 Feb 2021 - Media ReleasesYouth

The Y NSW is proud to announce the Lake Haven Brekkie & B-ball Club will return next week, Monday March 1.

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Applications now open for Y NSW Youth Parliament

Applications are now open for the YMCA NSW (Y NSW) Youth Parliament: the state’s premier youth political empowerment program

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Y NSW and Westfield collaboration gives young people space to thrive

Young people in Parramatta now have a space to call their own thanks to an innovative new partnership between the YMCA NSW (Y NSW) and Westfield Parramatta.

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Y NSW joins forces with the Sydney Kings

The YMCA NSW (Y NSW) and the Brydens Lawyers Sydney Kings today announced a community partnership to help bring basketball to more young people across NSW.

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The Y unlocks power of exercise for stressed-out students

The YMCA NSW (the Y) congratulates Year 12 on the end of their HSC, with a special nod to the those who worked-out at the Y for free during exams.

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