Ladder enters a new partnership with Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good

We are so proud of this new partnership that will see Blackbaud staff volunteering their time to support Ladder programs and young people online. Read more

$450 raised for Ladder at Sausage Sizzle in Gippsland

Thank you to our Step Up Latrobe Valley Alumni and current Reconnect program participants who volunteered their time and the wonderful organisations who donated supplies. Read more

12 months of kicking goals for Step Up Sydney graduate Tiago

Tiago graduated the Step Up Sydney program 12 months ago and has continued kicking goals including getting a job, presenting to the NSW Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services, Natasha Maclaren-Jones and winning awards. Read more

Ladder delivers its first Youth Mental Health First Aid training to Community Partner, Djerriwarrh

Brittany has recently become an accredited trainer and Ladder will soon offer this training to a range of community partners and representatives from the AFL industry. Read more

Riley lands her first job in hospitality and thanks the Step Up Sydney program

Riley is a Step Up Sydney graduate and has been kicking goals ever since she joined the program. Read more

Participants celebrate end of year and reflect on the Reconnect program “It has given me a reason to get up and ready in the morning”

Ladder’s augmented Reconnect program participants came together for an end of year celebration and reflected on their time and achievements during the program Read more

Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) visit Step Up Latrobe Valley

YSAS Morwell recently co-facilitated a session on alcohol and other drugs with our Step Up Latrobe Valley young people. Read more

Essendon Football Club’s Peter Wright motivates Jesse to kick start his footy career

Peter Wright took the time to chat with Jesse, a young person who has dreams of a career in the AFL. Read more

Step Up Latrobe Valley Program 22 get ready for employment

We recently ran a session on writing resumes and cover letters with our new Program 22 participants. Read more

202 young people have now graduated from the Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley program

Another six amazing young people graduated from our Step Up Latrobe Valley program. Read more

A GIANT celebration of Ladder participant's achievements

Ladder Step Up Sydney participants and alumni celebrated with lunch at the GIANTS Read more

Dual Brownlow medallist Peter Moore selects Ladder as the beneficiary of $21,000 from the 2022 Carji Club fundraising event

The Club’s annual event invited dual Brownlow medallist, Peter Moore to speak this year and Peter selected Ladder as the charity to receive these funds. Read more

Latrobe Valley Bus lines hosts industry tour for Ladder participants

Step Up Latrobe Valley participants were treated to an industry tour and learned about a range of employment opportunities available locally. Read more

Ladder’s latest Navigator Pilot Program results in students reengaging successfully in school

A wonderful group of young people have graduated from our third and final Navigator program with Berry Street in Warragul. Read more

Ladder increases young people’s job readiness at the Salvation Army’s Tools for the Trade program

We recently delivered sessions on job interview preparation to a group of fantastic young people in Victoria. Read more

Gippsland Employment Skills and Training host a tour for Step Up Latrobe Valley participants

Step Up Latrobe Valley participants recently attended a tour at GEST to learn more about the service and how they can support them in their employment and education journeys. Read more

Aaliyah finds independence through the Step Up Sydney program

Aaliyah joined the Ladder Step Up Sydney program which enabled her to gain more confidence and she is now living independently. Read more

Ladder kicks off third Navigator program with Berry Street

We welcomed another enthusiastic group of young people who have a commitment to return to school. Read more

Thank you for supporting Ladder during the 2022 Toyota AFL Finals Series

Your support will enable Ladder to continue to work with young people to achieve their full potential. Read more

Ladder staff completes Youth Mental Health First Aid training

Ladder Development Coach Brittany recently completed her Youth Mental Health First Aid training which will allow her to upskill Ladder young people, staff and other AFL and AFLW players. Read more

Jen sets new goals and continues to achieve them with the help from Ladder

Jen has continued working with her Development Coach to achieve her new goals post program. Read more

Good friends Kai and Cooper continue to motivate one another post Ladder program

Good friends Kai and Cooper joined our first Navigator pilot program in partnership with Berry Street. Both have now returned to school full-time. Read more

Ladder 2022 AFL Finals Pin Campaign

Support Ladder to improve the lives of young people experiencing disadvantage. Read more