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WE ARE YOUNG.
WE ADVOCATE AND EMPOWER.
WE FIGHT RACISM.
WYPIN wants a multicultural Australian society with understanding between young people of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
To achieve that vision, WYPIN exists to:
Break down ignorance and bridge understanding between young people of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds
Enable young people to stand up for their interests and rights when decisions are made which negatively effect them, and encourage young people to accept responsibility for their own actions
Empower young people to develop skills which enable them to successfully overcome their problems and achieve their full potential
Provide young people with the opportunity to feel better about themselves and more positive about their lives in the Western Region of Melbourne
Address both structural and personal racism and discrimination.
WHO WE ARE
WYPIN is an independent organisation of young people of refugee and migrant backgrounds aged between 12 - 25 years, based in the western region of Melbourne.
WYPIN is interested in engaging young people, identifying important youth issues and addressing those issues through projects, programs and publications. WYPIN advocates on behalf of young people. Challenging racism in the community has been a strong focus of WYPIN for many years.
WYPIN's Committee of Management is comprised entirely of young people. Working from principles of youth empowerment and youth advocacy - our programs and activities are designed to and implemented by young people.
WYPIN is auspiced by Melbourne Citymission.
National Volunteer Awards, The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, 2013
Maribyrnong City Council, Australia Day Civic Award, 2013
Premier's Community Volunteering Award, 2009