Youth Ambassadors

MYAN NSW has developed the Multicultural Youth Ambassadors program to support young people to develop skills in advocacy, campaigning and leadership, so that young people can represent the issues that are important to them.

Multicultural Youth Ambassadors program

About MYAN NSW Multicultural Youth Ambassadors program

The MYAN NSW Multicultural Youth Ambassadors (MYA) is a group of young people in NSW aged 12-25 from a refugee, migrant or culturally and linguistically diverse background who want to get involved in advocating for the issues that affect them. There are many ways you can be part of the Multicultural Youth Ambassadors program.

1. Be an advocate for multicultural young people

Are you a social change maker? Do you want to learn new skills in advocacy, leadership, communication, public speaking, community organising? Do you want to guide the work of NSW's only state-wide multicultural youth specialist organisation?

The Multicultural Youth Ambassadors program is a way for MYAN NSW to work collaboratively with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to ensure that young people's voices are integral in the work of our organisation. We also want to work with you on a range of advocacy issues and support you to take action on the issues that are important to you.


2. Write for us

Are you a budding journalist? Want to use your creative flair to do some good? We're looking for young writers who are keen to shine a light on issues facing refugee and migrant young people, their stories, successes and challenges. 


3. Volunteer with us

Are you a social media and comms whiz? Are you a policy guru? We're looking for volunteers in these areas in 2017. For more information about volunteering, please contact Alex Long, Executive Officer at


The role of Multicultural Youth Ambassadors

The MYAN NSW Youth Ambassadors program will:

  • Provide input to the work of MYAN NSW;
  • Provide an opportunity for MYAN NSW to consult directly with young people and ensure that young people’s voices are reflected in the work of MYAN NSW;
  • Provide a mechanism to strengthen the leadership and advocacy skills of multicultural young people;
  • Provide opportunities for young people to influence the agenda on multicultural youth issues at a state level;
  • Be the youth voice of MYAN NSW.

For more information or to be part of the program contact Alex Long.