Last week the Step Up Latrobe Valley program celebrated its fourth birthday, acknowledging all the achievements of the 178 program graduates to date.

A four-year evaluation of the program, has highlighted that more than 4 in 5 young people have re-engaged in education, employment and training post program. 90% of program participants are more independent, 90% of program participants are more connected to their community, 85% of program participants have improved their physical health and 100% of program participants would recommend the program to a friend.

The Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley Impact Report 2022 was launched at the fourth birthday celebration. This document outlines all the key elements of the program and the achievements and outcomes the 178 graduates have achieved to date.

The celebration event coincided with the Victorian Government announcement that the program will receive an additional 12 month funding to continue supporting more young people in the local community.

Ladder CEO, Stephanie De Campo welcomed the funding announcement from the Government and acknowledges the longstanding support of the Latrobe Valley Authority.   
We would like to thank the Victorian Government and the Latrobe Valley Authority for its continued and meaningful support.  It’s clear the program is achieving what it set out to do and the organisation is immensely proud of the young people’s achievements.
To read the Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley Impact Report 2022, click here

To access the full media release, click here