The Y’s of Australia are guided by a belief in the power of inspired young people and our local vision is for “Children and Young People thriving in a connected community”. A significant way in which we support young people in our region is through careers at the Y. As of March 2021, of the 414 staff employed by the Y Canberra, 172 are under the age of 25. These staff are employed across all areas of the organisation. Discover more about how we support young people in the programs below.

Learn more about our youth programs

Space Squad

Australia’s only residential holiday program for young people who love space. A 5-day immersive experience for students from across Australia, held in Canberra.

Safeguarding at the Y

At the Y Canberra Region, Safeguarding Children and Young People is our highest priority. We want Children and Young People to hear our message loud and clear, we want you to “Feel Safe and Be Safe”.