Carlton Football Club's Sam Philp is Ladder’s latest mentor

Ladder mentors become a trusted support and advocate and motivate their mentee to achieve their goals. Read more

Ladder program graduates are motivated and ready to find employment

We celebrated the graduation of another wonderful group of young people. Read more

Another successful group mentoring day hosted by ANZ

Ladder program participants recently attended a group mentoring day hosted by our wonderful ANZ volunteers in Melbourne. Together, they participated in a range of activities including mock interview, setting SMART goals and hearing directly from ANZ mentors on their own personal career progression. Read more

Ladder expands successful Step Up program to support more young people transitioning from out-of-home care in regional NSW

Today Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services Natasha Maclaren-Jones announced additional funding to expand the Ladder Step Up program beyond the Sydney area and into regional NSW. Read more

Ladder participants job-ready and dressed to impress

Ladder participants took on the interview outfit challenge. They worked together to identify appropriate clothing for a job interview and walked away feeling confident and ready to go Read more

Geelong Football Club's Cam Guthrie shares his story of resilience with Ladder participants

AFL Premiership player Cam Guthrie hosted a Ladder program session spoke about his career and had some wonderful advice for our participants. Read more

Cooper secures employment through the Augmented Reconnect program, delivered by Ladder

Cooper joined Ladder’s augmented Reconnect program in October last year and with the support of Ladder, has recently secured employment. Read more

Step Up Sydney participants volunteer to prepare meals for people doing it tough

Ladder Step Up Sydney participants will be volunteering with The Rev Bill Crews Foundation to provide meals and hampers for people experiencing homelessness. Read more

Step Up Latrobe Valley Program 23 kicks off with Team Building

Through our partnership with Reclink, we’ve been able to provide activities that boost both the physical and mental wellbeing of Step Up Latrobe Valley participants. Read more

Ladder & GWS GIANTS host the launch of the new NSW Government’s $100 million Your Choice, Your Future program

This investment will help the most vulnerable young people in out-of-home-care get practical assistance until they turn 21. Read more

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