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Ladder participants share their story and create their own guernseys for Sir Doug Nicholls AFL round

Our First Nations young people celebrated the impact First Nations players have had on the game. Read more

Ladder program results in more Inner Gippsland young people returning to school or pursuing studies

Following the successful graduation of the fourth Step Up Inner Gippsland program, we reflect on the overall outcomes of the program in the Baw Baw and Bass Coast region of Victoria. Read more

Recent Ladder graduates in Gippsland feel more socially connected and engaged

The Ladder program has provided our young people with meaningful opportunities to engage with one another and their local community Read more

Henry overcomes multiple obstacles and is now onto a better footing with Ladder's support

Henry came to Ladder at a critical time in his life and despite the setbacks he experienced prior, his time in the Ladder program has shown significant personal growth. Read more

Ladder co-hosts youth jobs expo to provide employment pathways for young people in the Latrobe Valley

Ladder young people connected with local service providers and businesses in tourism and hospitality and were equipped and inspired to become job ready. Read more

Young people confidently become job ready or transition back to school after graduating from Ladder program

Since graduating, participants have been actively seeking employment or re-engaging at school. Read more

“I’m going to go back to school and be my best.”

We are so proud of our young people’s achievements that have included returning back to school and a new-found confidence in themselves. Read more

Latrobe Valley Authority staff join in mock interviews with Ladder participants to get them job ready

Ladder participants came out feeling confident and job ready. Thank you to the Latrobe Valley Authority for providing invaluable feedback and opportunities for our young people. Read more

AFL Players’ Association staff spend the day sharing their time and knowledge with Ladder young people

Our young people valued their presence and we're thankful for their continued support in helping us change the game for young people in need. Read more

Ladder partners with the Latrobe Health Assembly to implement evidence-based parenting program

Surviving Adolescence is a much-needed family support program to complement our Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley program. Read more

Sam Philp joins the Ladder team to support AFL and AFLW players' impact on their official charity

Sam's recent involvement with Ladder coupled with his experience on and off the field will provide a wealth of knowledge to the Ladder team and young people we work with. Read more

Ladder staff come together for an inspiring national gathering

Ladder staff engaged in collaborative work and professional development to enhance our support for young people. Read more

Ladder is changing the game for young people in need

Learn more about our legacy and evidence-based programs. Read more

Addressing barriers in education and employment in Gippsland Victoria

Find out more about our augmented Reconnect program and make a referral today. Read more

Supporting more young people in Southern NSW

Find out more about our Step Up Southern NSW program and make a referral today. Read more

The next Step Up Inner Gippsland program starts Thursday 29th February

Find out more about our program and make a referral today. Read more

Join the Step Up Sydney program today

Find out more about our program and make a referral today. Read more

Step Up Latrobe Valley program kicks off Monday 26th February

Find out more about our program and make a referral today. Read more

Ladder offices are now open

We look forward to working with you again this year. Read more

Graduates from Ladder’s last program for 2023 will return to school or take up studies in the new year

We celebrated our last program graduation for the year with eleven young people who have now become esteemed members of our Ladder Alumni. Read more

Ladder participants gain confidence and hospitality experience through Serving the Valley

Ladder participants completed the 'Serving the Valley' course provided by Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House and delivered a lunch service successfully. Read more