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.
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.