Regional YACWA

Thanks to funding from Lotterywest, YACWA has been able to embark on a long-held vision of piloting a place-based Regional YACWA model. Staff based in two regions will enable us to have a dedicated focus on the unique needs, issues and experiences of young people and youth sector organisations in these regions.

Our two pilot regions are the Midwest and Great Southern.

We will also be engaging across other regions to deepen connections with YACWA and improve our understanding of regional issues and priorities.

What we’ll be doing

  • Engaging with the sector and young people in the pilot regions to understand the priorities and tailor our work in response
  • Delivering training and workshops for sector and young people
  • Participating in local regional networks
  • Consultation to understand the strengths, needs, issues and priorities of the sector and young people in each region and communicate this in our work
  • Delivering events and activities to suit needs and emerging issues
  • Raising awareness of YACWA and creating closer connections with regional young people and organisations

Our objectives 

  • To increase regional voices in our policy and advocacy work  
  • Increase the capacity of regional youth sector staff to work effectively with young people around participation and decision-making
  • Increase the capability of regional young people to be leaders and changemakers in their communities
  • Assist the sector to build relationships and collaborate effectively to achieve outcomes
  • Build stronger relationships with regional youth sector organisations and young people and raise awareness of YACWA
  • Increase YACWA’s understanding of the issues, needs and priorities facing young people and the youth sector in the regions

Reach out to us! 

We always want to connect and hear from young people and youth sector staff in the regions, so please get in touch with us.

The Regional YACWA team acknowledge this nation’s first people upon whose boodja we come together and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and future and their continuing care and custodianship for boodja. The Regional team reside and work on Yamatji, Menang, Wadandi and Whadjuk boodja. We would also like to acknowledge the skills and strengths our young Aboriginal people bring to the local and the wider community and the importance of listening to their voices to better understand their priorities and goals for the future.