DIYDG focuses on 3 streams of programs:
Growing Our Way: Our programs supports the growth of our young leaders to champion their aspirations, elevate their voices and enable action to create change. Lift Leadership: The Lift Leadership program is designed as a responsive tailored approach to developing young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders in schools. Lift Leadership provides structured workshops and summits where emerging leaders are supported to find their voice and identity and build on their leadership capabilities to take action.
Lift Leadership creates a collective force for change. Good Vibrations: Good Vibrations builds safe environments in a culture that enables young people to explore themselves, build positive peer connections, develop support structures that are both personal & professional and to always provide a space where young people belong. Young people are our future leaders, we must stive to provide spaces where their mental health is at the center and they thrive.
Strengthening our families: Our programs are designed to provide essential support to young people and their families facing challenges. Drawing upon First Nations' holistic family approach, our aim is to inspire them to discover their inner leadership and drive positive change.
Pamle Pamle: Pamle Pamle offers a diverse range of support that meet the needs of young people and their families. It provides a holistic and tailored responses that are centered in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander practices, protocols and connections. Pamle Pamle offers services including crisis support, outreach, family communities, case management and diversion activities.
Level Up: Level Up supports young people aged 10-15 who have been disengaged from education, training or employment. DIYDG connects young people to educational and meaningful activities in the local community. Level Up's primary focus is to support young people to return to mainstream education or alternative learning providers. If a return is not suitable, Level Up have developed lesson plans tailored to needs of each individual youth.
Empowered By DIYDG: Self-motivated individuals and collectives in the community identified gaps and developed innovative solutions to address them, resulting in the creation, development, and delivery of these programs. The programs were delivered in partnership with DIYDG, and they fully align with DIYDG's values and vision.
Naytive Mentorship: Naytive Mentorship is a program that empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and young people by providing access to skill building and work experience in the creative arts. The aim is to upskill participants in entrepreneurship in the music industry which can be transferable with other industries. It also provides a platform for people to share their stories through music, and develops careers of emerging musicians from regional/remote communities.
Kunjur First Nations Mens Collective: Kunjur First Nations Men's Collective is designed as a response to the rising rates of suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men. Our main focus is cultural healing and personal development. We do this through building resilience and empowering our spirit. We aim to end the suffering in silence for our men. Kunjur First Nations Men's Collective creates a safe and supported space for men to come together to build a positive support system.
No Shame In My Game (NSIMG): NSIMG is a music therapy program for young people that encourages self-expression and storytelling through vocal improvisation and narrative songwriting. It was founded by artist and youth coordinator Simone Stacey to provide healing and solace to those in difficult situations such as criminal justice or child protection. NSIMG is inspired by the transformative power of music.
Deadly Drivers: Deadly Drivers Program offers driver training, testing services, and road safety education to at-risk young people and communities in regional, rural, and remote areas of far north Queensland. The program provides positive interactions with government departments and various employment and education providers to encourage further education, training, and employment opportunities. DIYDG supports young people and communities throughout the entire process of obtaining a learner's license, completing the Hazard Perception Test, and developing practical driving skills.