Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley program 11 kicks off

The 11th Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley will commence in August 2020. Read more

Jake - our new Highest Climber

Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley Program 10 graduate Jake, is awarded the Ladder Highest Climber Award. Read more

Step Up Latrobe Valley Program 10 Graduation

We're proud to announce that the graduation of our Step Up Latrobe Valley program 10 participants. Read more

Ladder's Inaugural AFL Player Reference Group announced

Ladder has announced the establishment of our first AFL Player Reference Group. Read more

Dunkley siblings cook up a storm

Gippsland locals, Josh, Kyle and Lara Dunkley come together to engage and support young people in the Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley program with an online cooking class! Read more

GWS GIANTS player Hannen Zrieka challenges Ladder program participants to show off their AFL skills

GWS Giants Ladder Ambassador, Haneen Zrieka facilitated a live online skills session for the young people engaged with our Step Up Sydney and Step Up Latrobe Valley programs. Read more

AFL players share their education, employment and training goals and challenges with Ladder young people

AFL players, Jordan Roughead (Collingwood Football Club) and Tom Campbell (North Melbourne Football Club) have joined forces to give Ladder’s program participants an insight into their lives outside of football and their own education, training and employment goals. Read more

Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley’s Development Coach, Chris, engages with the local community

Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley is working with Latrobe Streetgames to provide online sporting content to Young People in the local community. Read more

Latrobe Valley Community Step Up to Mentoring Program

The Ladder program in the Latrobe Valley continues to engage new mentors. In line with COVID-19 restrictions, the program has moved online with the first virtual mentor interview taking place today. Read more

North Melbourne FC Player, Trent Dumont shares a unique insight into his mindfulness routine

Long time Ladder supporter and North Melbourne Football Club Player, Trent Dumont has allowed Ladder's young people to engage with a unique and in depth look into his meditation and mindfulness routine. Read more

Steph Chiocci shares her top resume writing tips for Youth Homelessness Matters Day

This Youth Homelessness Matters Day, Ladder has reached out Collingwood Football Club AFLW captain and high school teacher, Steph Chiocci, who is preparing for a different way of teaching this year, with a move to online classrooms. Steph has prepared early for this move by getting involved in Ladder’s online content for program participants with her top five tips on creating a successful resume. Read more

Step Up Latrobe Valley continuing to provide “Delivery with a Difference”

Program delivery for Step Up Latrobe Valley has been able to continue thanks to the Ladder team ensuring program participants have easy and ready access to technology for online learning. Read more

Step Up Latrobe Valleys Development Coaches making the most out of COVID-19 regulations

Step Up Latrobe Valleys Development Coaches Sarah and Chris are making the best out of the current COVID-19 regulations and ensuring program participants are supported through the current stages of isolation. Read more

Fremantle AFLW Captain, Kara Antonio supports Ladder program with online at-home exercise routine

The first AFLW player in our online series, Fremantle AFLW Captain, Kara Antonio runs us through an at-home exercise routine. There is no equipment required and can be done safely and Read more

Western Bulldogs FC player and AFLPA board member, Easton Wood gives insight into his daily routine during COVID-19 crisis

Western Bulldogs FC Premiership Captain and AFL Players' Association board member, Easton Wood provided Ladder with an exclusive insight in to his daily routine during the COVID-19 crisis. Easton provides Ladder program participants with some tips on how to stay emotionally and physically healthy during the physical isolation period. Hear him speak about how he is spending his day during this challenging period and read more about why it's important below. Read more

AFL Players support Ladder's online program delivery - Josh Dunkley, Western Bulldogs Football Club

Western Bulldogs Football Club player, Josh Dunkley is among a number of AFL players helping Ladder to provide regular and ongoing support to program participants during the latest COVID-19 regulations. Read more

Ladder statement on COVID-19

Ladder is continuing to closely monitor developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Financial Planning Association supporting Ladder mentoring

Ladder receives $10,000 grant funding from the Future2Foundation Read more

Western Bulldogs FC premiership player, Fletcher Roberts joins the Ladder Team

Ladder welcomed Western Bulldogs Football Club premiership player, Fletcher Roberts, to the team. Fletcher joins Ladder as our Melbourne Programs Coordinator and will bring experience as a premiership player and past Ladder mentor and advocate. Read more

GWS GIANTS’ James Avery appointed to Ladder Board

GWS GIANTS’ Chief Operating Officer, James Avery has been appointed as a Director of not-for-profit organisation, Ladder. Read more

Aaron kicking goals at Ladder

Step Up Latrobe Valley participant Aaron talks about his Ladder story and hopes for the future. Read more

Ladder Director, Sarah Davies appointed a Member of the Order of Australia

Philanthropy Australia CEO and Ladder Director, Sarah Davies has been recognised in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List Read more

Ladders First Mentor Match for 2020

Ladder’s Step Up Latrobe Valley’s program participant, Taylah, and ANZ employee Trent are Ladder’s first official mentor match of 2020. Read more

GWS GIANTS surprise young people with Christmas gifts

Ladder young people received a surprise visit from GIANTS AFLW players who delivered Christmas gifts, as part of a special end-of-year celebration hosted by the GWS GIANTS. Read more