What we do

Camps & Events

We run camps and events throughout the year that are critical for increasing the sense of belonging for young people from at-risk or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with their peers and their mentors. More info.

Mentoring

Our gender-based group mentoring programs provide space for young people to ask & explore big life questions alongside positive older role models that offer radical inclusion, hopefulness and presence for young people participating. More info.

Sports Programs

We run weekly soccer and basketball programs for at-risk and culturally & linguistically diverse young people in Keysborough. These programs offer an accessible, welcoming & affirming environment to play sport and build community. More info.

Volunteer

Our community: Greater Dandenong

Number of refugees & asylum seekers
10000
Nationalities
150
Young people involved weekly
75
Volunteers involved weekly
21

We exist because we believe all young people - especially those from culturally diverse backgrounds - deserve hope, inclusion & community. Join us in seeing a more welcoming, diversity-affirming and humanised community, country and world.

Ignite has opened my eyes to see the potential that was residing in me without any of my knowledge. The Ignite internship has been the best thing to have happened to me, because it has shaped the person I have become today as a leader as well as mature responsible young adult.

Ignite has invested its time and resources in taking me through the journey of growing and maturing through leadership training trips, one on one mentoring and counselling sessions, it was during these sessions that I started to come out of shell, and began to see possibilities which didn’t seem possible before Ignite. I can honestly say Ignite has ignited a fire in my soul.

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Achol Achol - Former Student

Our Impact

  • 87% of young people feel included by other participants at Ignite programs.
  • 71% of young people feel comfortable being vulnerable with an Ignite volunteer or another student.
  • 83% of young people feel connected to the Ignite volunteer team.

Our Team

Ignite at SYG!