MY Programs

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.

MY Drop-in

Come along to Youth Drop-in every Wednesday afternoon for support with:

Homework

English

Driving information

Forms (Centrelink and more!)

No appointment needed!

For more information please contact the youth team on 03 6221 0999 or email youth@mrctas.org.au

MY Employment

Multicultural Youth Transition Mentors Program

Multicultural Youth (MY) Transition Mentor Program supports young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds with the transition into higher education, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and/or work.

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (TAS) will sign up between 10 and 20 young people from a refugee and migrant background to be mentored and will continue to recruit mentors from UTAS and Tas TAFE. The transition mentors will assist…Read more

 

MY Education

My Education Talks-Advice videos for parents and students

The MY Education Talks videos offer pathway planning advice to parents and students and aim to increase understanding of the Tasmanian Education system for newly arrived families. Please also refer to the MY Education maps resource for information about the Tasmanian education system.

Multicultural Youth (MY) Transition Mentor Program supports young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds… Read more

 

MY Game Changer

MY Learn To Drive

Are you from a migrant or refugee background with no access to a car or a volunteer to help you practice driving?

Come and have a chat with us to explore your options. We will explain how the MRC Tas Learn to Drive program works.

Our program is designed to make sure that you, the volunteer and everyone else on the road is safe.

If you are a young person or a parent/guardian and would like more information about MY Learn to Drive, please contact our youth team or come along to MY Drop-in.

  1. Find a Driving Instructor and have 10 professional lessons. Make sure the Driving Instructor records your progress in your logbook.
  2. Ask your Driving Instructor to complete a progress checklist at lesson number 10
  3. Bring your visa, L1 licence, logbook and checklist to MRC Tas
  4. Work with MRC Tas to recruit a volunteer who will take you for driving lessons in the MRC Tas car
  5. Keep practising English at Car Cafe
  1. Bring your visa, L2 licence, and logbook to MRC Tas
  2. Keep practising English – your volunteer will speak English
  3. Work with MRC Tas to recruit a volunteer to take you driving

Are you interested in becoming a Learner Driver Mentor? Do you have 2 hours a week to help our learners get their drivers licence? MRC Tas has 2 dual controlled cars, fully insured and we provide petrol too! Learner Driver Mentors provide on-road driving sessions to learner drivers eligible for the L1 or L2 program. Learner Driver Mentors work as a team directed by program coordinator, in collaboration with driving instructor, and driving assessors. To become a Driver Mentor you must:

  1. Hold a current full Australian car licence (either auto or manual)
  2. Be at least 25 years of age and 2 years on full licence (for insurance purposes)
  3. Obtain a National Police Check (we can help you with this)
  4. Obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check (we can help you to register)

To enquire about volunteering with the MRC Tas Learn to Drive program, please email driving@mrctas.org.au 

Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/mrc-driving-program

 

The MRC Tas Driving Program Coordination – Tasmanian Government

  • The Glenorchy Learner Driver Mentor Program vehicle –  Tasmanian Community Fund
  • MRC Tas Settlement Services – Department of Social Services

MY Pathways

MY Pathways program, based in Launceston,  works with young people from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds who are disengaged, or at risk of disengagement, with the community, education and employment and/or are displaying anti-social behaviour.
 
The MY Pathways program is an early intervention program that works with at risk clients through case management and group work, facilitating targeted interventions based on the participants own goals.

The program is designed to support young people from migrant backgrounds to thrive in the local community and to facilitate community safety goals around social cohesion. Participants referred into the program will undergo an intake and assessment and if suitable will receive wrap around intensive support.

Eligibility: Young people between 14-25 yrs. from multicultural backgrounds, including young people born in Australia and whose parents arrived as migrants, refugee or asylum seekers.

MY Pathways Men’s program works with disadvantaged/ disengaged young people to develop skills that will enhance and support active citizenship by supporting participation in employment, education and sport and recreation.  The men’s group uses a peer support model, creating a space for young men to gather and learn from each other, building resilient and confidence a sense of belonging in Tasmania.

The Men’s program is committed to providing social support, information, and activities in a relaxed and non –threatening environment for young men from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Aims:

  • Enhance confidence and build leadership skills
  • Create a sense of belonging and purpose for young men
  • Alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Increase feelings of self-worth, and provide mutual support and care for others
  • Validate concerns, challenges and barriers these young men may have or currently experiencing
  • Provide a space that is fun and enjoyable
When: every Friday from 1pm. Please contact Jal or Yousef at youth@mrctas.org.au for more information. 

MY Drop-in

Come along to Youth Drop-in every Wednesday afternoon for support with:

Homework

English

Driving information

Forms (Centrelink and more!)

No appointment needed!

For more information please contact the youth team on 03 6221 0999 or email youth@mrctas.org.au

MY Education

My Education Talks-Advice videos for parents and students

The MY Education Talks videos offer pathway planning advice to parents and students and aim to increase understanding of the Tasmanian Education system for newly arrived families. Please also refer to the MY Education maps resource for information about the Tasmanian education system.

Multicultural Youth (MY) Transition Mentor Program supports young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds… Read more

 

MY Employment

Multicultural Youth Transition Mentors Program

Multicultural Youth (MY) Transition Mentor Program supports young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds with the transition into higher education, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and/or work.

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (TAS) will sign up between 10 and 20 young people from a refugee and migrant background to be mentored and will continue to recruit mentors from UTAS and Tas TAFE. The transition mentors will assist…Read more

 

MY Sport & Recreation

MY Football Federation Sccholarship Program

MRC Tas in collaboration with Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) offer newly arrived young people from refugee backgrounds scholarships to join local clubs in Hobart and Launceston.

First year scholarships include:

full fees scholarship

transport support..Read More

 

MY Learn To Drive

Are you from a migrant or refugee background with no access to a car or a volunteer to help you practice driving?

Come and have a chat with us to explore your options. We will explain how the MRC Tas Learn to Drive program works.

Our program is designed to make sure that you, the volunteer and everyone else on the road is safe.

If you are a young person or a parent/guardian and would like more information about MY Learn to Drive, please contact our youth team or come along to MY Drop-in.

  1. Find a Driving Instructor and have 10 professional lessons. Make sure the Driving Instructor records your progress in your logbook.
  2. Ask your Driving Instructor to complete a progress checklist at lesson number 10
  3. Bring your visa, L1 licence, logbook and checklist to MRC Tas
  4. Work with MRC Tas to recruit a volunteer who will take you for driving lessons in the MRC Tas car
  5. Keep practising English at Car Cafe
  1. Bring your visa, L2 licence, and logbook to MRC Tas
  2. Keep practising English – your volunteer will speak English
  3. Work with MRC Tas to recruit a volunteer to take you driving

Are you interested in becoming a Learner Driver Mentor? Do you have 2 hours a week to help our learners get their drivers licence? MRC Tas has 2 dual controlled cars, fully insured and we provide petrol too! Learner Driver Mentors provide on-road driving sessions to learner drivers eligible for the L1 or L2 program. Learner Driver Mentors work as a team directed by program coordinator, in collaboration with driving instructor, and driving assessors. To become a Driver Mentor you must:

  1. Hold a current full Australian car licence (either auto or manual)
  2. Be at least 25 years of age and 2 years on full licence (for insurance purposes)
  3. Obtain a National Police Check (we can help you with this)
  4. Obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check (we can help you to register)

To enquire about volunteering with the MRC Tas Learn to Drive program, please email driving@mrctas.org.au 

Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/mrc-driving-program

 

The MRC Tas Driving Program Coordination – Tasmanian Government

  • The Glenorchy Learner Driver Mentor Program vehicle –  Tasmanian Community Fund
  • MRC Tas Settlement Services – Department of Social Services

MY Pathways

MY Pathways program, based in Launceston,  works with young people from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds who are disengaged, or at risk of disengagement, with the community, education and employment and/or are displaying anti-social behaviour.
 
The MY Pathways program is an early intervention program that works with at risk clients through case management and group work, facilitating targeted interventions based on the participants own goals.

The program is designed to support young people from migrant backgrounds to thrive in the local community and to facilitate community safety goals around social cohesion. Participants referred into the program will undergo an intake and assessment and if suitable will receive wrap around intensive support.

Eligibility: Young people between 14-25 yrs. from multicultural backgrounds, including young people born in Australia and whose parents arrived as migrants, refugee or asylum seekers.

MY Pathways Men’s program works with disadvantaged/ disengaged young people to develop skills that will enhance and support active citizenship by supporting participation in employment, education and sport and recreation.  The men’s group uses a peer support model, creating a space for young men to gather and learn from each other, building resilient and confidence a sense of belonging in Tasmania.

The Men’s program is committed to providing social support, information, and activities in a relaxed and non –threatening environment for young men from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Aims:

  • Enhance confidence and build leadership skills
  • Create a sense of belonging and purpose for young men
  • Alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Increase feelings of self-worth, and provide mutual support and care for others
  • Validate concerns, challenges and barriers these young men may have or currently experiencing
  • Provide a space that is fun and enjoyable
When: every Friday from 1pm. Please contact Jal or Yousef at youth@mrctas.org.au for more information.