Founded in 2016, by a group of empowered young people, DIYDG is a youth-led organisation aiming to inspire, equip and empower the next generation to take action that changes their world.
We aim to achieve our goals by providing a platform for young people to co-design and lead their own projects.
One Day Every Young Person Will Discover Their Power To Make A Difference.
To Inspire, Equip And Empower Young People To Take Action And Change The World.
We know that family strengthens our spirits and identity. We create family in order to provide connection and belonging for young people.
In order to create change in our world, we empower young people to develop resilience and achieve success.
Young people deserve a chance to feel acceptance to take on the challenges that their choices will lead them through.
We empower our spirits by balancing our aspirations and creating awareness.
Our family is our core. It gives us strength to be empowered.
We aim to ignite the passion for leadership within young people and our community.
We achieve this by equipping our volunteers and participants with the tools and resources they need to take on their ideas and projects.
We empower young people and our community to continue to strive for what they believe in and contribute back for the greater good.
The logo that represents DIYDG tells a story of having a collective difference in creating change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and young people. DIYDG exists to empower peers, family and community to grow themselves and their aspirations to break the cycles caused by the intergenerational trauma effecting the present. The logo reflects this in incorporating the diverse clans, cultures and communities the individuals come from who are all driven by different stories, beliefs, needs and perceptions. It depicts different interpretations to showcase the collection of ideas incorporated in creating this youth organization.
The symbols of Aboriginal cultures and beliefs illustrated in traditional and contemporary art are the I, O and U that was carefully selected due to its diverse representation of Aboriginal clan groups and the generic meanings behind them. These are collectively represented in the DIYDG logo as family and the gathering of individuals.
I stands for the collective of DIYDG and the journey each member has taken together to achieve the growth that is seen today. The O represents the young person who is the focus of the service and purpose of creating this organization. Lastly, the U represents the support placed around the young person to achieve their needs and aspirations. This is a reflection of the DIYDG family way in creating change in individuals, community and society.
Another aspect of this design is the stars showcasing the Torres Strait Islander cultures incorporated and represented in DIYDG. These are to show the star on the Torres Strait Islander flag and the navigation through the challenges DIYDG has overcome to finding our way in growing our organization. Next to the stars are the dots leading outwards to represent the opportunities both the organization and young people have available to undertake as part of their journey.
Lastly, the dotted circle surrounding the symbol for the young person is the importance of community and the many networks DIYDG has connected with. It displays the diverse elements needed in supporting young people especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. All put together, the logo is about family, community and finding our way. The DIYDG logo is interpreted differently by each person as they bring new ideas and diverse perceptions of how they see the world. It depicts the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander influence of supporting young people, community and society from a family perspective. The image showcases ongoing growth to continue to overcome barriers and create change for a righteous and equal future.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship structures are cohesive forces which create a strong sense of togetherness and belonging. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have family and kinship responsibilities that are not typical of non-indigenous families. We have a deep respect and connection to each other which exists beyond bloodlines.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families continue to maintain traditional kinship structures that provides an individual with many mothers, fathers, uncles, aunties, sisters, brothers and cousins. This is commonly known as our extended family.
The structure of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families reflect our cultural values, connection to spirit and purpose for being.
As an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation we strive to embed our traditional kinship structures to support the learning and nurturing of our young people. We are continually striving to balance our cultural responsibilities and the demands of the modern world.
Despite DIYDG being an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation, we do not discriminate and acknowledge that our community is vastly diverse, hence why we extend our membership to include and empower, young people of all nations.
DIYDG believes that every young person regardless of the path they walk has a place in our family. We embrace our differences and celebrate our diversity in all we do.
Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good A&TSI CORP
3 Jensen Street, Manoora, Cairns, QLD, 4870
As we forge our way to a stronger future, we acknowledge the millennia of footsteps that came before us. We feel the presences of our ancestors and heed their guidance as we navigate our continued responsibility to the lands and seas in which we connect back to. Their spirit will carry on in the generations to come as we inspire, equip and empower our people and our community.
ABN: 31 213 096 805