Ladder participants’ exclusive experience at the North Melbourne Football Club

Thanks to the club for hosting us and to Emma Kearney for showing us around the club. This was an exciting and unique experience for our Ladder participants. Read more

Ladder participants build their confidence and become job ready

Our young people learned new skills, engaged in mock interviews with our wonderful ANZ mentors and are now confident and ready to get that job. Read more

Ladder participants volunteer to prepare hampers for community members in need

Our young people volunteered and gave back to SecondBite, who have kindly provided hampers to our participants when they also needed them. Read more

Victorian College of the Arts hosts an Open Day for Ladder participants

Ladder participants interested in pursuing a career in the creative arts attended this Open Day and it allowed them to explore alternative secondary education options in the arts. Read more

Harmonee re-engages with Ladder to become job ready and gains employment

We understand that not all young people’s journeys are linear. Harmonee recently gained employment after re-engaging with Ladder. Read more

New Ladder program participants get ready to kick start their goals

The next Ladder Step Up program commenced in Latrobe Valley this week. It has kicked off to a great start, with participants signing “The Deal”. Read more

Ladder program graduates have a newfound confidence and return to school

Returning to school can be a challenge for many young people entering our programs. We’ve supported our recent program graduates with the skills and confidence to get back on their education journey so they have a better chance at succeeding in all areas of life. Read more

SAP Melbourne branch select Ladder as chosen charity and hear from inspiring participant Hannah

We are excited to be adding to our wonderful list of partners, with SAP selecting Ladder as its chosen footy tipping competition charity recipient. Read more

Ladder helped Damien find confidence and motivation to find employment

Find out how our program motivated Damien and supported him to become job ready. Read more

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