Our organisation is one that is guided by the community, delivering services for the community
Young people from multicultural backgrounds have enormous potential to be active participants in and contributors to Australian society. However young people experience settlement in ways distinct from adults, and as they navigate through life, growing up with cross-cultural knowledge, multilingual skills, adaptability and resourcefulness can be impeded with significant barriers such as negotiating cultural identity, disruption to schooling, difficulties in accessing mainstream support groups and discrimination.
Multicultural Youth Support Services (MYSS) is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to build resilience in young people who come from marginalised multicultural communities. Supporting young people primarily within the African communities of the south east metro region of Melbourne, Victoria we’re focused on facilitating connections and providing practical and culturally appropriate services that strengthens our young people’s sense of belonging, and achieves positive outcomes for families.
Guided by our vision that young people from refugee families are engaged, resilient, and thriving, we are:
The work of MYSS also connects to the broader work with the South Sudanese Australian and other African communities across Victoria, and as we continue to partner with local organisations we acknowledge and thank the support of City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey, Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre (SMRC), and Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) for their ongoing support.
It’s through these partnerships that our young people, and their families will continue to access resources and knowledge maximising the positive impact determined by the community, for the community.