Support Us

MYSA is widely recognised as a national leader in multicultural youth issues. Our core activities include:

  • Providing direct support and emergency relief to the most vulnerable multicultural children and young people in our state.

  • Providing policy and program advice to state and national government decision-makers to address the needs of multicultural children and young people.

  • Facilitating and encouraging strong partnerships and information exchange across and between service sectors and agencies to improve the type, nature and level of support provided to vulnerable children and young people.

  • Identifying and mobilising human and financial resources to respond to needs of children and young people.

  • Developing and building the capacity of the government and non-government community services sectors to respond more effectively to the needs of children and young people through training, resource development, joint projects and initiatives, information, advice and support.

  • Engaging in an ongoing process of self-assessment and evaluation to ensure effective leadership and continuous learning and improvement.

As a not for profit and Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), MYSA relies on government funding and the generosity of the community to volunteer their time or make financial donations.

Partner With Us

Our effectiveness in helping multicultural young people create better futures for themselves is based on:

  • Ensuring everything we do is underpinned by research and a commitment to best practice.

  • Ensuring our work is informed and shaped by a continuous learning and service improvement approach.

  • Providing a responsive and inclusive service by specifically seeking out and providing support to hard to reach and difficult to engage young people.

  • Valuing the skills, knowledge, experience and expertise of other agencies and encouraging innovation and partnership to address youth problems.

  • Investing in the ongoing development of staff to enable them to meet their ethical and professional obligations to young people.

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Developing new partnerships with a range of agencies across service sectors enables us to trial new ways of working and increasing opportunities for young people.

If your business, organisation or project wants to reach out to some of the most vulnerable young people in this state, then contact MYSA today.


Share your skills to help children and young people in need. Volunteers are needed for a range of roles. Why Volunteer:

  • Make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

  • Gain personal satisfaction.

  • Develop new social networks.

  • Learn new skills.

  • Gain work experience

  • Learn about the challenges facing new arrivals to Australia.

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There are many ways you can make a difference:

  • Mentoring a young person.

  • Tutoring and homework support.

  • Events and special projects.

  • Administration support.

If you want to find out more about how you can get involved in any area of our work contact us today!

Driving YOUth to Employment

The Multicultural Youth SA Inc (MYSA) Driving YOUth to Employment Program provides supervised experience behind the wheel specifically targeting young Muslim women and young at-risk migrant women under the age of 35 who have experienced intimate partner / family violence with the view to them achieving employment via MYSA’s youth employment venture Miss MYSA Events.

Volunteers develop a trusting and supportive relationship with the young person by providing them with the tools they need to be safe and confident drivers.   As a volunteer driving supervisor you will lessen the barriers they have to employment, improve their confidence and improve their ability to engage in the community.  You get to develop new skills and have a positive impact on the lives of young learner drivers.