This week, Ladder will welcome a new cohort of young people into the Ladder Step Up Online program, in partnership with the Foyer Foundation Australia.

The Foyer Foundation was established in 2008 to support the growth and development of the Australian Foyer movement, similar to the United Kingdom’s Foyer Federation. Foyers are integrated learning and accommodation settings for young people, typically aged 16 – 24 years, who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Through this partnership, young people will participate in five online group mentoring sessions, building their competency across key domains. They will build their understanding of goal setting and develop their own ‘game plan’ to assist them in achieving well-being and education, employment and training goals.

Throughout the program, participants will also build their capacity to cope with the new normal of a COVID-19 world, learning about dealing with change, self-care, healthy relationships and staying connected in physical isolation.

Foyer Foundation CEO Katie Hooper welcomed the partnership with Ladder. 

“Foyers are a terrific opportunity for young people to access education and employment through stable housing and to partner with Ladder to offer additional support in developing life skills and community connections is really exciting,” Ms Hooper said.

Ladder CEO, Stephanie De Campo said Ladder was a great supporter of the Foyer movement and was proud to partner with the Foyer Foundation. 

"Ladder has a proud history of being involved in Foyers across Australia. We look forward to kicking off this new partnership with the Foyer Foundation and supporting even more young people through the Ladder Step Up Online program," she said.

To find out more about the Ladder Step Up Online program, click here or email [email protected].