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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Marita's story: Coaching and helping young people at risk of homelessness to reach their goals

  • Katia Pellicciotta
  • 18 November 2022

Tiffany's story: Creating positive pathways for young people through early intervention

  • Katia Pellicciotta
  • 18 November 2022

Pattie’s story: Being the bridge for young people and the reality of life

  • Jay Lentini
  • 18 November 2022

Jay's story: From FReeZA participant to developing fresh, creative new programs for young people

  • Jay Lentini
  • 18 November 2022

Tony's story: Over 50 years of expanding youth work through his community development approach

  • 17 November 2022

Sione's story: Meeting young people on their terms with culturally competent youth work

  • 17 November 2022

Martha's story: Supporting Pasifika young people to succeed through schooling programs

  • 17 November 2022

Hannah's story: Youth work is healthcare

  • Katia Pellicciotta
  • 11 November 2022

Maree’s story: The power of early intervention in East Victoria

  • Katia Pellicciotta
  • 20 October 2022

Kieran's story: Providing young people with creative spaces to express themselves and get the support they need

  • 12 August 2022

Cihan's story: Muslim youth worker creating a better life for Muslim young people

  • 12 August 2022

Caitlyn's story: If I didn't meet that youth worker, I don't think I'd be where I am today

  • 12 August 2022

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

  • 12 August 2022

Cooking as community care with Ashvina

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 20 December 2021

Nurturing connections to support the youth sector

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 06 September 2021

How can youth workers find their ‘burnout boundary’?

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 01 September 2021

How to Run Safe Youth Spaces Online: Tips By and For Regional Young Leaders and Youth Workers

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 26 February 2021

Joining Safe Youth Spaces Online: Tips By and For Regional Young People

  • Katia Pellicciotta, YACVic
  • 26 February 2021

A Fully Sick Music Festival Success

  • Tabitha Rickard, FReeZa Coordinator and Youth Engagement Officer at City of Ballarat, and Katja Fiedler, Acting Coordinator Youth Services at City of Ballarat
  • 11 August 2020

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

  • Lara Paull
  • 28 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

  • 23 April 2020

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

  • Julian Garrido
  • 17 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

A 12 Year Old’s Desire for Change in the Resi Care System

  • Kylie*
  • 18 November 2019

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

  • Law Donnelly
  • 29 October 2019

How the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme Affects Youth Services

  • Luke Rycken, YACVic Policy Manager
  • 24 October 2019

How the Religious Discrimination Bill Affects Young People

  • Alberto Giglia and Luke Rycken, YACVic Policy Team
  • 26 September 2019

How to have your voice heard on mental health

  • Luke Rycken and Dr. Jessie Mitchell
  • 05 June 2019

Building an inclusive youth sector together

  • Sebastian Antoine
  • 03 May 2019

A guide to #vicyouth2020 – what we want to see at this year's state election

  • Dr. Jessie Mitchell, YACVic
  • 18 October 2018

Starting with education: how youth work educators and young people are building a strong future together

  • YACVic
  • 14 August 2018

Building stronger schools is everyone’s business

  • Dr. Jessie Mitchell, YACVic
  • 25 June 2018