Young people are key to any social movement for change. We want a fair and just future where people seeking asylum can rebuild their lives in safety within our community.
The Youth Action Project is a platform meaningfully engaging young people in the refugee justice movement and mobilises them around refugee rights campaigns, like #RightTrack.
Who is it for?
YAP is a network of young people under 30 taking actions to support the rights of people seeking asylum and refugees in our community.
- Take part in campaigns
- Gain in-depth knowledge about issues facing people seeking asylum
- Learn from and listen to people with lived experience of seeking asylum
- Gain practical skills to be part of that positive change
- Have a great time with like-minded people
- Be challenged in a safe and supportive space
What do we do?
The YAP Network connects people across Victoria, creating a space for them to collaborate to take action on the issues affecting people seeking asylum. YAP is also a community where YAP members learn about issues affecting people seeking asylum with lived experience centred in that learning process.
Yappers organise our own community-based actions, aiming to change the social and political conversation about refugee rights. Currently, we are active across nine electorates. We also play a lead role in campaigns like #LetThemStay and #EvacuateNow.
Join the YAP Network now
Being a part of YAP is to be part of a community of young people, from high school students, university students and young professionals connected by a vision for a fair future for people seeking asylum in our community.
The first step is to join the YAP Network using the online form below. We’ll get in touch to invite you to join our Facebook group and get involved in the community right away!