The Y Project aims to support the unfolding of each individual’s gifts and capacities and recognizes that the world is asking for new ways of working individually and in community.

The Y Project is held by a group of volunteers in Australia and New York who offer their time and expertise in their fields to mentor and support 16 to 26 year olds in their work and life questions. The Y Project programs aim to help individuals strengthen themselves to develop their questions and interests, and to cultivate useful capacities with which to meet our growing societal changes.

Young adulthood is a time of increasing independence from family and school life, during which passions and convictions take shape and find creative expression and orientation in life. Challenging inner and outer experiences can sometimes constrain one’s sense of individuality and freedom. The Y Project recognizes the importance of supporting the individuality and freedom of every human being and recognize every human being as an individual regardless of race, sex, gender, religion, social-standing or culture.

Members of the Y Project team have been offering mentoring, health services and education for all ages on the themes of sexuality and gender, substance use, and human development in Australia and in New York for over 20 years.

The Y Project is funded by financial and in-kind donations so that the services are free to the people who receive them.