MY Sport and Recreation
Sport and recreation not only builds confidence and supports wellbeing; but also plays a significant role in social inclusion and cohesion. MYT’s sport, recreation and wellbeing programs are effective tools for engaging young people, especially newly-arrived young people. MYT works with local sporting clubs, peak sporting bodies and community sport and recreation organisations to support an inclusive and diverse sports sector.
MY Football Federation Scholarship program
MRC Tas in collaboration with Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) offer newly arrived young people from refugee backgrounds scholarships to join local clubs in the area.
First year scholarships include:
- full fees scholarship
- transport support
- sporting gear
Second year scholarships include:
- partial scholarship
- transport support
Funded by Football Federation Tasmania
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Visit http://www.dss.gov.au for more information.
Young people from humanitarian entrant/refugee backgrounds aged between 15-24 years are eligible to join.
WISE – Women Interacting Sharing English
Young women aged 17-25 years are invited to attend WISE once a fortnight to share English and take part in activities that support them to practice English in a range of different environments.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. Visit http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au for more information. Young people from humanitarian entrant/refugee backgrounds aged between 17-25 years are eligible to join.
MY Pathways Men’s program
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.
- 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 at email@example.com for more information.