Y Challenge is a free Red Cross program that supports teams of young people between 8 and 17 years of age to complete youth-led community projects within their school or wider community.
Y Challenge projects are driven by young people and are designed to deliver what a community wants. As such what a Y Challenge project looks like, how long it lasts and who is involved will all depend on the Y Challenge team and the community it interacts with.
Every Y Challenge team is supported by a Y Challenge mentor who is usually a teacher, university or TAFE student or a youth group leader. The role of the mentor is to provide the appropriate level of support and oversight for the Y Challenge team and to assist the team in completing their project.
Resources are provided by the Red Cross to support both Y Challenge teams and mentors in completing their Y Challenge projects.
Registration is required and the completed the registration form should be return to your State or Territory Red Cross office before commencing your Y Challenge project.
To speak to a youth engagement staff member in your area about Y Challenge, please contact your state or territory office.
Fundraise for Y Challenge
If you like, you could support Red Cross and make a difference by getting involved in a National fundraising campaign. Fundraising is a social and rewarding way to make a valuable difference to the lives of other people. It's fun and simple, and a way to get to know your local community and learn more about Red Cross. Each student who participates in fundraising for Red Cross will receive a personalised certificate and Red Cross lapel pin for their efforts. Please visit Fundraise for Red Cross or phone 1800 008 831 for more information.