Diversity

Diversity is a reason to celebrate, however many individuals can find barriers or discrimination against them due to their identity.
We value all diversity, from cultural diversity to sexuality/gender diversity and diversity in abilities. We believe that with positive empowerment, skills and knowledge young people can live harmoniously together and value each other.

Cultural Diversity

2Connect Youth & Community is dedicated to accessing and supporting young people who are from Multicultural backgrounds, migrant and refugee backgrounds and Aboriginal young people.  We run various activities to meet the needs around cultural diversity, including:

  • Making sure that Aboriginal and Multicultural young people access all of our services easily and that they are strongly represented across all services and activities
  • Facilitating discussion groups specifically for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds
  • Working collaboratively with the two Intensive English Centres in the region to deliver services to newly arrived young people, as well as with cultural specific groups
  • Delivering intensive job assistance to Aboriginal, newly arrived and migrant young people  
  • Running education and support groups for specific cultural groups, such as a Nepalese parenting group, Arabic young people’s groups and Drug Information projects in Nepalese, Chinese and Macedonian.
  • Being involved in linking young people from diverse backgrounds to what’s happening in NSW and Australia more broadly through our involvement in Multicultural Youth Affairs Network NSW and Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia e.g. linking young people to youth leadership opportunities in NSW and Australia  

Glisten - Same Sex Attracted & Gender Diverse

Glisten is a project for same-sex attracted and gender diverse youth that aims to support young people under 25 through group support, individual support, delivering community education to address homophobia/transphobia and discrimination, and worker training.

Glisten Social Group Event

We hold a regular social group for same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people plus their friends, partners and allies on the first Monday of every month from 4pm-6pm.

Be yourself, connect with others and find support!

To register, contact Georgia on reconnectyouth@2connect.org.au or phone 95561769.

Man to Man

Man to Man is a group for young men from multicultural backgrounds, aimed at breaking down barriers and developing a positive partnership between young men (year 9 & 10) and police through an interactive and intensive 5 week program. The workshop includes:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Life Skills and Training
  • Cultural identity  
  • Motivational Guest Speakers
  • Sports Activities

If you are a student or school and you would like to find out more, contact Sarah at youthworker@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769.

Disability Youth Action Council

We believe young people with disabilities should benefit from the same community activities as everyone! Disability YES (Youth Engagement Service) aims to improve how services, activities and programs support, and are accessed by young people with disabilities.  Young people in the Disability Youth Action Council are young people aged 16-25 who are from culturally diverse backgrounds and are with or without a disability, and who take action for positive change. 

What the Youth Action Council does:

  • Brainstorm, develop and implement better ways that services can access young people with disabilities
  • Work together with key services/programs, review their services and advise them
  • Design and/or collate resources for other young people
For more information, email Michelle on disabilityyes@2Connect.org.au

Youth Against Violence and Racism

Young people aged 18-24 from diverse cultural backgrounds promote social harmony to stop racism and racial violence, and promote social justice.  Through this program, young people raise awareness of cultural diversity and challenge racism & violence against other young people. 

What’s involved?

  • Creating media campaigns and resources raising awareness about racism & how to stop it
  • Educational workshops in schools focusing on social harmony and anti-racism strategies
  • Delivering key anti-racism messages at school assemblies and on school premises
  • Holding event stalls during key events such as Harmony Day and Youth Week delivering key anti-racism messages, distributing resources and encouraging students to make personal pledges against racism
  • Participate at meetings where you’ll collaborate in a team environment

For more information, contact Lily at youthworker@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769

COMMUNITY SERVICES.

We believe in building stronger communities through high quality services, one that empowers people to make positive changes and build a positive future.