We exist to make young people’s lives better.

Ladder delivers tailored development and mentoring programs to young people across Australia. We do this through 4 key delivery streams:

  • Ladder Step Up Program: This is an education, employment and training pathways program delivered by Ladder as the lead agency. This program supports young people to build foundational skills and self-efficacy, and test and engage in education, employment and training opportunities. Ladder Step Up programs are currently operating in Victoria and NSW.

  • Community Partnership Programs: Ladder loves to work in partnership with other community or AFL industry organisations. Community Partnership Programs refer to initiatives where we work with a partner organisation to achieve the specified goals.

  • Ladder Mentoring: Ladder is a leader in youth mentoring, delivering a unique program that utilises elite sportsmen and women (including AFL and AFLW players), community and corporate leaders as mentors. Mentors help young people to achieve their identified goals and advance their personal and professional development. Mentoring can be delivered in a 1:1 or group setting.

  • Ladder strategic initiatives/special projects: Ladder is well placed to deliver special projects that align with our purpose. From Youth Week events, to strategic development, we are always open to exploring these opportunities.