Finalist, Young Australian of the Year 2022, ACT
Jahin Tanvir is the CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship, 3-time TEDx speaker, board director, and social commentator.
As an award-winning advocate for young people, and diversity and inclusion, Jahin was named the 2022 Young Australian of the Year finalist whilst also receiving the 2021 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year in Individual Community Service. Jahin is a Board Director at the Adolescent Health Association of Australia, a UNICEF Young Ambassador and Movember Ambassador.
Jahin is the Founder of Breathe., an EdTech social enterprise providing public speaking education and coaching to young people, and marginalised communities around Australia. Breathe. has impacted over 16,000 individuals from diverse communities since its inception in 2022 and has now been acquired by the ASE Group. The ASE has impacted 180,000 people, making education, entrepreneurship and employment accessible for all.
Jahin is a regular media commentator and has appeared on ABC News, ABC’s The Drum, Channel 10, and Channel 9.
Jahin is an advisor for the Australian Department of Health in which he informs healthcare communications as well as being a regular consultant for leading anti-racism and health research organisations
Jahin received the Zest Awards Outstanding Youth Leader of the year for 2021 for his work in assisting multicultural communities in Western Sydney, and has represented Australia on the global stage in Rome and Milan at United Nations and WHO conferences in 2021, speaking at events with the likes of Barack Obama, Malcolm Turnbull, and the Governor-General.
In the academic field, Jahin has been invited as a Guest Lecturer at the University of Melbourne for young people on mental health and was recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, a peer-reviewed medical journal that covers adolescent health and medicine. He was a founding member of the COVID-19 Youth Reference Group at the Department of Health, and an active research commissioner at the Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health and Murdoch Institute of Children’s Research.
As a first-generation migrant, Jahin’s vision is to empower people from diverse backgrounds in decision-making and conversations in Australia, representing the multiculturalism of Australia.
(In 2020) I had the pleasure of working with Jahin Tanvir through his role as a young leader with the Youth Health Forum and would recommend him for speaking engagements based on his performance at several events.... One of the key responsibilities of the young leader role is to present on youth issues and represent the Youth Health Forum at meetings and events. I have seen Jahin speak publicly at the Youth Futures Summit, facilitate a discussion on Effective Communication for the Youth Health Forum’s Young Advocates Webinar Series, and run a small Youth Health Forum networking event. On these occasions, he has appeared prepared, confident and relaxed.
-Former Coordinator of CHF’s Youth Health Forum
(At the Young Thinker Forum) Jahin demonstrated an enquiring mind and was an engaging and interesting raconteur. He demonstrated a genuine interest in and passion for furthering the rights of young people like himself to be able to participate in and contribute to community conversations about important societal issues. As a youth advocate, Jahin articulated his concerns about how challenging it can be to get adults to listen to and seriously consider the views of young people, while also raising the profile of concerns held by young people in the broader community. I believe his ability to represent the views of young people has the potential to both empower other young people as well as encourage adults to generate more platforms for children and young people to have their views heard.
-Children and Young People Commissioner, ACT Human Rights Commission
It was a pleasure to have Jahin Tanvir as a guest on Spotlight on Alive 90.5 FM shortly after he won the ZEST Awards Outstanding Youth Leader 2021. Jahin has a passion for youth at local, national and international levels, without forgetting his own cultural heritage. Jahin’s breath of social work and activity is very impressive for a person of a young age.
-Radio host at Alive 90.5
Jahin speaks directly to the potential for greatness that lives within every audience member. His combination of personal story, wisdom beyond his years and actionable advice makes him the ideal keynote speaker, panelist or media spokesperson. Our audience loved him and yours will too!
-Founder of Campus Consultancy
Jahin is excellent to work with. Jahin was an MC for a session at the National Youth Homelessness Conference (virtual) in June 2021. In an MC role, he ensures that all speakers in his session are comfortable and feel supported to participate. He works well with event staff and is committed to preparing to contribute to an event. He is enthusiastic and passionate about youth engagement and we look forward to continuing working with him in the future.
-National Youth Commission Australia
We recently engaged Jahin at our mental health and multicultural young people forum (June 2021)….From the onset, Jahin’s passion and commitment as a youth advocate was evident. He’s willingness to share his lived experience to elevate the voices of young people in this very important issue is to be commended. Jahin is a great communicator and made himself available to discuss pre-event proceedings and briefings. As a panelist, Jahin brings honest and insightful reflections and recommendations on how young people should be engaged at different levels of decision making, service design and delivery….We look forward to a continued working relationship with Jahin and commend his readiness to support and mentor up and coming youth advocates to be part of conversations and decisions that impact their lives. MYAN NSW is fortunate to have Jahin as a member of our Youth Ambassador community.