The Hon. Gayle Tierney congratulates recent graduates from the Step Up Latrobe Valley program

We celebrated this event with participant’s support people, Ladder staff and Latrobe Valley Authority who have supported this program since inception in 2018. Read more

Equipping Ladder participants with the tools to become job ready

Ladder helped David get his Probationary licence, enabling him to now travel between jobs in his recent employment in the construction trade. Read more

Ladder participants successfully graduate from the first Step Up program in Inner Gippsland

We are proud to expand our already successful Step Up program offering in the Latrobe Valley now to the Baw Baw and Bass Coast region. Read more

Ladder participants’ exclusive experience in the GWS GIANTS Guard of Honour

Ladder participants were invited to attend their match and stand in their guard of honour. Read more

Thank you for supporting Ladder during the 2023 Toyota AFL Finals Series

Funds raised this year will enable us to continue to work with young people to achieve their full potential. Read more

Ladder 2023 AFL Finals Pin Campaign

Our official 2023 AFL Premiership Cup pins are all sold out. Read more

Exciting employment opportunities for our recent Ladder program graduates

84% of our recent program graduates have entered employment, education or training since completing the Ladder program in Latrobe Valley. Read more

Ladder invited to co-host the AFL Record preview

Lacey gained experience in speaking to camera, spoke about how Ladder helped her and promoted the official 2023 Finals pins. Read more

Lacey comes full circle from Ladder participant to now Ladder team member

Lacey is excited to share her experience from her time in the Ladder program and to be an example for other program participants. Read more

Giselle Pinto joins Ladder as Acting Chief Executive Officer

A warm welcome to Giselle Pinto who will take on the role as Acting CEO while Stephanie De Campo is on maternity leave. Read more

Ladder Alumni program members spend an inspiring day out with the Geelong Cats

Alumni program members participated in a range of activities including a club tour, having a kick with players and listening to their inspiring stories. Read more

First nations young person and Ladder Alumni program member creates symbolic artwork for Ladder

Maddy generously volunteered to create an artwork for our office and blended both her culture and experience at Ladder into the piece. Read more

Ladder partners with the Latrobe Health Assembly to explore family support program

We're excited to be working in partnership with Latrobe Health Assembly to scope a much-needed family support program to complement our Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley program Read more

Millie commences work experience and learning course to pursue Hair and Beauty career

Millie joined the Ladder program to gain support in finding employment. She worked with her Ladder Reconnect Case Manager to identify her interests and is now on the pathway to gaining employment in the Hair and Beauty industry. Read more

Creating employment opportunities for young people experiencing out-of-home care in Sydney

83% of Sydney program participants are now in education, employment and training after completing the Step Up Sydney program. These opportunities have included retail positions, apprenticeships, and trade work. Read more

“Graduating from the Ladder program means that I’m moving on to the next part of my life.”

Another wonderful group of young people recently graduated from our Step Up program and will be joining the 220+ Ladder program alumni members in the Latrobe Valley. Read more

Trent successfully enrols in a TAFE course after re-engaging with Ladder.

Trent re-engaged with Ladder to explore his newfound interest in civil construction, and he is now enrolled in a Cert 3 course. Read more

Simon completes a 180 and has a positive outlook on life with the support of Ladder

Ladder programs focus on a young person’s strengths and talents, and we don’t define them by their past experiences. We instil hope and empower them by giving them life-long skills to live the lives that they deserve. Read more

Noah gains confidence through the Ladder program and becomes job ready

With Noah's newfound confidence and the skills they learned from the program, Ladder will continue to support Noah to find employment and explore education opportunities post program. Read more

Ladder participants’ exclusive experience at the North Melbourne Football Club

Thanks to the club for hosting us and to Emma Kearney for showing us around the club. This was an exciting and unique experience for our Ladder participants. Read more

Ladder participants build their confidence and become job ready

Our young people learned new skills, engaged in mock interviews with our wonderful ANZ mentors and are now confident and ready to get that job. Read more

Ladder participants volunteer to prepare hampers for community members in need

Our young people volunteered and gave back to SecondBite, who have kindly provided hampers to our participants when they also needed them. Read more