YMCA - Why Not

Will I be paid?

YMCA is committed to paying up to five young people for their contributions each month, for $50 each.

From time to time, we may also directly commission work on topical issues!

An editorial committee of young people from across the YMCA will decide on the best pieces of work each month and if selected, you will be requested to provide an invoice for your work.

Please note we will not be able to pay for all contributions, or submissions. However, where possible, we will aim to provide contributors with feedback to improve your work.

There is no limit to the number of submissions you can make, and you also have the opportunity for your piece to be shared and promoted, regardless of whether or not payment is received.


Have your say

It’s a platform to amplify our voices, support and learn from each other, and resist stereotypes. We have opinions just like everyone else – and we deserve to be heard.

Have your say

Keep asking… Why Not?