Multicultural Youth Tasmania

Inspiring and supporting culturally diverse youth to reach their full potential

Multicultural Youth Tasmania (MYT) is a program of Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas). MYT provides targeted services and projects to support young people aged up to 25 years from multicultural backgrounds to reach their full potential and thrive as active citizens of the Tasmanian community. One in four young people in Australia are from a migrant or refugee background. MYT believes supporting these young people is vital to the development of an equitable, just, culturally diverse and inclusive society.

MYT runs numerous specialist programs that provide an opportunity for young men and women from migrant and refugee backgrounds to develop a strong sense of belonging and resilience during settlement and beyond.  MYT programs recognise that young people of this cohort face unique barriers during adolescents, but also bring with them immense strength and resilience to overcome the barriers they face.

MYT’s foundations are built on the National Youth Settlement Framework (NYSF) Good Practice Capabilities, supporting young people to thrive as active citizens.

The MYT Good Practice capabilities reflect:

  • Cultural competence
  • Youth centred and strength based
  • Youth development and participation
  • Trauma informed
  • Advocacy
  • Collaborative approach
  • Family aware
  • Flexibility and responsiveness

MYT services include both direct client work as well as sector development in the youth, education  and community space to ensure the needs of multicultural youth are being met within mainstream services. We deliver training in the NYSF, and offer phone and referral advice across the sector to nurture a collaborative approach to our programs.

Most MYT services are delivered from the MRC Tas Head Office in Glenorchy. Currently the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Tasmania (MYAN Tas) program is run state-wide, offering leadership training and opportunities for youth in Hobart, Ulverstone and Launceston. MRC Tas are currently looking to expand their services in the North and welcome opportunities for Collaborations and Partnerships.