Elevate is our blog by young people, for young people.

Do you have an opinion on an issue you want to share? Do you have a solution to a problem?  We want to hear from young people and those who work with them to submit their writing to be published here on Elevate.

We’d love to hear what you have to say about making a difference, being a young person, your community or anything else you're passionate about and want young people to know about. Let Elevate be a platform for getting your voice out there!

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Yumna's story: tirelessly working for young people in regional Victoria

  • Thomas Feng
  • 12 August 2022

Youth in Action Project

  • YACVic
  • 01 August 2022

Wraparound ways to keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people connected to culture in COVID

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 22 February 2022

Empowering young people in sport with Louis

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 06 December 2021

The Sanctuary: Creating a Safe Haven for Young People after Bushfires and now COVID-19

  • Thomas Feng, YACVic
  • 06 September 2021

How a YACVic membership can support young people

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 17 March 2021

How Border Closures Affect This 17 Year Old

  • Toni Mia Scallora
  • 13 July 2020

How rural and regional communities are supporting each other during COVID-19

  • Lara Paull
  • 28 May 2020

IDAHOBIT 2020: Breaking The Silence

  • Briar Rolfe
  • 14 May 2020

Speaking Up About Mental Health from Lived Experience

  • Thomas Feng
  • 04 May 2020

A Step-by-Step Guide for Rent Relief for Young People in Victoria

  • Lara Paull, YACVic
  • 27 April 2020

COVID-19 Cybercrime and tips to avoid scams

  • Steph Brenkovich, YACVic
  • 24 April 2020

How making a complaint about a mental health service can help improve the system

  • Thomas Feng
  • 23 April 2020

5 budget-friendly meals to get you through COVID-19 restrictions

  • Julian Garrido
  • 17 April 2020

5 things to keep you occupied during COVID-19

  • Nitul Deshpande
  • 03 April 2020

Resources for young people experiencing family or domestic violence during COVID-19 lockdown

  • Julian Garrido
  • 01 April 2020

What young people and the youth sector can do about COVID-19

  • YACVic
  • 16 March 2020

How you can take care and action during the bushfires

  • YACVic
  • 07 January 2020

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System must focus on young people

  • Sebastian Antoine, YACVic Policy and Research Officer
  • 27 November 2019

Why sexual health services need to be more accessible for young people

  • Law Donnelly
  • 29 October 2019

Helping young people keep in touch with their mental health

  • Briar Rolfe, YACVic Communications
  • 11 October 2019

Smashing the mental health stigma in our small towns

  • Jennifer Rowan
  • 30 July 2019

Activators spotlight: creating greater access to education for rural young people

  • YACVic
  • 14 February 2019

On the road to the 2018 state election – what's important to the Mallee?

  • YACVic
  • 05 March 2018

From paddocks to politics — life as a young councillor

  • YACVic
  • 11 September 2017