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Centre for New Public Education
FYA in Asia

Change It Up


Australia is ageing and changing. We need to back young people to lead and contribute to change. So we do. By igniting a passion in young people Change It Up gives young people the opportunity to imagine and create the change they want to see in the world, starting with their local community.

What’s more, Change It Up is the only program of its kind that uses community organising to spark young people’s passion for social change. Connecting young people with their local communities helps develop young people's social capital whilst ensuring the program is community-led and the outcomes are enduring.

Where to?

Change It Up has worked directly with over 300 young people across the country to "make things better" and through a range of youth-led projects reached over 1,500 young people. Here are some of our favourites...

  • Sam started a slam poetry night to give young people in the Macedon Ranges a chance to speak up on stuff that matters, through hip hop and poetry
  • Tianna developed "7 signs of Suicide" cards in partnership with Beyond Blue, because knowing the signs of suicide could save a life
  • Steph Limm created a resource to help year 12 students Stay Sane in the busy period!
  • Verity Watt ran a youth friendly music event called "Open Minds" to raise awareness of mental health issues and the support services available in her community