WHY NOT?

The question young people are asking…

The YMCA believes in the power of inspired young people. The problem is, the voices of young people are rarely heard. We want to change that.

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Let’s start the conversation

We have partnered with pop icon, Boy George to reinterpret the Village People classic, YMCA in order to help shine a light on the issues young people are facing today. Check out the video below.

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People engaged as part of the 2017 #whynot? campaign.

A new YMCA for a new era

We’re asking Australia…Why Not?

It’s 2017 and some Australians still can’t marry the person they love…Why Not?

When there are no jobs for a career you’ve spent years studying for…Why Not?

No one is screaming that one in four young Australians has a mental health condition…Why Not?

 

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Marriage Equality

It’s 2017 and some Australians still can’t marry the person they love…. Why Not?

Send a letter to the people who can make this change.

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Youth Mental health

No one is screaming that one in four young Australians has a mental health condition… Why Not?

Tell those in power this isn’t an acceptable situation and more needs to be done.

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Youth Unemployment

When there are no jobs for the career you’ve spent years studying for… Why Not? Help more young Australians get a job by sending your message of support.

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your voice
Watch Boy George and the YMCA CEO discuss the song.

Boy George and Melinda Crole ask Why Not?

Melinda Crole and Boy George share their excitement about helping young Australians challenge the status quo. It’s an easy and positive shift to make from why, to why not?

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Put your posters up!

Tonight I witnessed something. Something that demonstrated to me, exactly what impact looks like. Without clicks, likes, comments or shares. Just face to face, real life human impact...

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LGBT+ sex education in schools.

On the 12th of July 2017 The Daily Telegraph released an article titled ‘Fat Chance Of Being Healthy.’ Alongside drugs, alcohol and obesity, the layout of the article mistakenly suggested another reason why teenagers only have themselves to blame, was their same-sex attraction.

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Amanda Gailiss’ speech at Youth Parliament

This blog post is taken from Amanda Gailliss’ speech at the opening of the 31st Youth Parliament.

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“The #whynot? campaign is part of a national
conversation between young people and
those able to make change.”
“The #whynot?
campaign is part of a
national conversation
between young
people and those
able to make
change.”
– Melinda Crole, YMCA CEO

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Is there an issue facing young people that you think needs to be addressed? Do you have a solution to one of these problems? The more young people we make heard, the better our world and its future will be. Get in touch today.

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