Featuring an amazing line up of speakers including our very own Sanctuary members Airly and Brodie, this Youth Futures Summit is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other people passionate about understanding and shaping the future to be a better place for young people.

Our ally Diana Woolfe has offered a young person an opportunity to attend by paying for their ticket – to the value of $150. It could be YOU! Let us know if you would like to attend for free

What is on the horizon for young people? Contribute to a new vision for young people post-Covid-19 and co-design the future.

COVID-19 has completely disrupted work and social lives. Not only has it led to the massive shift of most people working from home and remotely, but it has also led to a huge jump in youth unemployment and underemployment, increasing debt for young people, disruption to school and education, serious mental health challenges, and more.

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has exacerbated the pre-existing issues young people faced in education, employment and transitions.

It is critical that preparations are made for the post-COVID-19 world in order to support young people into secure and sustainable futures.

YFS2020 will adapt to the challenges of these times and be a completely virtual event. And no, this won’t be anything like your typical webinar.


– Draw together thousands of people from multiple sectors and communities that are reflective of the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs that make up all of Australia
– Be co-presented, co-attended and shaped by young people
– Deep-dive into the challenges and identify what the solutions should be
– Explore a number of different areas from education, youth mental health, the Australian economy, training, job services, young workers’ rights, and what the future of work will look like.

The Summit provides an opportunity for you to be part of forming a new ecosystem now and for the future of work, which is co-designed with young people for young people.

To do this, the Summit will ask what needs to be done:

What already works? Let’s identify the best of what we do now to bring into the future.

What do we need to change so that young people are able to learn, work and earn with better prospects?

What do we need to create to foster an ecosystem for the future of work where employment is sustainable?

The 4th August is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) and it is a day celebrated across the country each year.  Children’s Day is a time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities and all Australians, celebrate the strengths and culture of children. It is an opportunity to show support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that culture, family and community play in the life of every.  

Also in this edition, as East Gippsland prepares to go back in to lockdown and returning to Learn@Home, we wanted to share with you some resources that might be useful during this time which you will find on the second page.  There is also a range of different activities for presechoolers, children and young people on the last page.  We would like to encoruage you to tell us…

‘What is one thing we can improve or do differently to assist children, young people and families in East Gippsland during lockdown?’

visit https://www.menti.com/3u1ifj9mww to give us your feedback.

We would love to hear from children, young people, parents, carers, grandparents, and people who work with children and young people!


Annnnnnnd we’re back! (To Stage 3) from Wednesday 5th August 2020

Drop in is open Tuesday 4th August (and via Zoom) for the last time for 6 weeks. But we will keep meeting up online or via social media

It also means we will have some time to do cool stuff at the drop in to start the redesign!

Keep up to date with Zoom meetings – links and Gathering / Media Meet Up times available at sanctuarymyg.org/zoom

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/stage-3-restrictions-covid-19 Check out this link for the official rules and more information from DHHS

In short, that means
There are four reasons that you can leave home: 

  1. Shopping for food or other essential items 
  2. To provide care giving, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment 
  3. For exercise (applies to outdoor exercise, and with only one other person or members of your household)
  4. Work or study, if you cannot work or study from home.

Otherwise, you must stay home. 

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Don’t know the password? Email, text or dm The Sanctuary (clue – it’s something pretty obvious)

This week on Sanctuary Zoom

Tuesday 4pm – 24rd Gathering. Special guest Mike Amos, Danielle from Channel 10 and Vote on the skate park

Link to Agenda 24th Gathering Minutes

Thursday 4pm – Media / Random Acts / Local Legends / Pontoon Shenanigans



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