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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Are we ready to listen

A lie so often believed by people that I may commonly associate myself with, is that they have never been discriminated against. There’s a larger issue at hand, please don’t think I’ve forgotten about that.

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Beating the stigma together

Currently there is a huge stigma surrounding mental health and mental health issues. how can you help destroy the stigma and support those who need it?

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Young people should have the right to choose and fulfil what makes them happy.

As a heterosexual male, I am fortunate enough to have not been discriminated against based on my sexual orientation. I fear that this comment often reduces the sincerity or validity of the words that follow, but this should not be the case.

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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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