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From the Minister for Youth Affairs

Ryan Smith



The Hon Ryan Smith MP


Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith has announced $51,000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding to help young people in Geelong be safer online.

Young people from across Victoria today descended on Spring Street for the opening of Youth Parliament and to influence government decision-making on issues that matter to them.

An innovative new project to help young people in Greater Bendigo make informed choices about what they post online was launched today by the Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith at Bendigo Library.

 

Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith today announced $30,000 in funding for the It’s There For Life campaign that empowers and educates young people in the local area to be safe and responsible online at Phoenix P12 College in Ballarat.

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, the Victorian Coalition Government today announced over $4 million to support volunteer programs for Victorian secondary school students.

Outstanding young Victorians were recognised last night for their exceptional achievements at the Victorian Young Achiever Awards in Melbourne.

More young Victorians will have the skills they need to kick start their careers following the Victorian Coalition Government’s $425,000 investment into youth programs that get high school students work ready.

Friday, 04 April 2014

The steps of the State Library of Victoria came alive today with dancing and singing performances to celebrate the opening of National Youth Week 2014.

Ms Darcy Fox, a singer and songwriter from Moe, has taken out the major prize at the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands announced yesterday at Moomba by Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith.

Young Victorians now have a new way to connect and share ideas with the launch of a new website that has been designed for and with young people.

Young Victorians who want to stand up, speak out and be heard at the highest levels of State Government are being urged to apply for the YMCA Youth Parliament program.

Young people in rural and regional Victoria will be more involved in local decision-making, thanks to $150,000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding.

Young Victorians with a passion for performance, music, dance and design are encouraged to sign up for a starring role in this year’s Wakakirri Secondary School Challenge.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Young people bursting with big ideas and the energy for change today gathered in Ballarat from across Victoria, for the first ever Shaping Victoria forum.

Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith and Minister for Education Martin Dixon have teamed up to announce $400,000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding that will educate and encourage young people to be responsible digital citizens.
 
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Young Victorians continue to take advantage of the Victorian Coalition Government’s website, Youth Central, with over 1.85 million unique visitors using the website during  2013, up 34 per cent on the previous year. 
 
Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith today announced a new $60,000 partnership with the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), which will create more opportunities for young people through the Youth Partner Network program. 
 
The Victorian Coalition Government today announced $840,000 in funding over four years to Getting Down to Business, an initiative that supports young people starting their own enterprise. 
 

Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith today announced that five youth led social enterprises and two young social entrepreneurs have been awarded places in the Victorian Coalition Government's 2014 New Gen Crunch and Thrive programs.

Thursday, 21 November 2013
Minister for Education Martin Dixon and Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith today joined together to congratulate the 82,886 students who sat VCE exams this year.