Refugee Youth Action Network (RYAN) is the youth arm of RASNZ. Our vision is that all young people from refugee backgrounds develop the confidence to be their own person, build relationships based on respect and contribute to an inclusive society where all individuals are valued.
RYAN provides school holiday programmes, tutoring services, mentoring for university students and assistance with finding employment. We also organise social, sporting and cultural events for young people.
Social and Cultural Events
Education & Employment Support
RYAN offers young people from refugee backgrounds the opportunity to become involved in community-based social and sporting initiatives in order to create a greater sense of belonging. Some of these include…
- School holiday programmes
- Youth leadership forums
- Sports teams
- Community and cultural events
- Social activities, movie nights and shared meals
RYAN provides mentoring and study support to improve educational outcomes for young people from refugee backgrounds. We also link with schools and universities to support students, parents and educational institutions to ensure young people have the best possible chances of success.
RYAN prepares young people for the transition to employment and supports them to find appropriate work. We liaise with both employers and employees to make sure that secured employment opportunities remain sustainable. RYAN youth employment initiatives include…
- Skills workshops, including interviewing and cv-writing advice
- Employer education and support
- Work experience
- Job placement