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

  • Thomas Feng, YACVic
  • 06 September 2021

Local secondary school students tackle mental illness together

  • Natalie Willis and team
  • 15 June 2021

Reflecting on accessibility, online workshops, and the Emerging Young Leaders Program

  • Alexa Yao, YDAS Young Leader
  • 26 March 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

How to navigate being the political friend

  • Mark Yin, Cheryl Tan and Alex Lee
  • 02 February 2021

Mac’s Life After the Emerging Young Leaders Program

  • Mac, 17
  • 18 December 2020

How To Meet Your MP During COVID-19

  • YACVic Policy Team
  • 21 October 2020

Knitting Scarves for Social Change during COVID-19

  • Thomas Feng
  • 02 September 2020

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

Fortune favours the bold: launching Brimbank's youth-led magazine

  • The Bold Source editorial team
  • 27 July 2020

How Border Closures Affect This 17 Year Old

  • Toni Mia Scallora
  • 13 July 2020

In Defence of My Arts Degree

  • Tiana Sixsmith
  • 10 July 2020

Pronoun rounds, houseplants, and other ways to avoid misgendering a colleague

  • Briar Rolfe
  • 10 July 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

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

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

  • YACVic
  • 16 March 2020

How sport helped me find my feet in Australia

  • Prateeti Sabhlok, 24 from Melbourne's East
  • 11 March 2020

How to fact-check your information (Updated for COVID-19)

  • Markos Hasiotis
  • 11 May 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

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

Helping young people keep in touch with their mental health

  • Briar Rolfe, YACVic Communications
  • 11 October 2019

Four Things I’ve Learned from Listening to Young People with Disability

  • YDAS Co-Designer
  • 18 September 2019

Smashing the mental health stigma in our small towns

  • Jennifer Rowan
  • 30 July 2019

Helping LGBTIQ+ young people navigate their career

  • Thomas Feng
  • 11 July 2019

Y20: What young people over the world are demanding action on

  • Rose-Anna Selhorst
  • 28 June 2019

How governments can engage young people in policy making

  • Rose-Anna Selhorst
  • 14 May 2019

How young people are calling out the alcohol industry

  • Thomas Feng
  • 09 May 2019

Building an inclusive youth sector together

  • Sebastian Antoine
  • 03 May 2019

Turning 26 and overcoming the quarter life crisis

  • Maria Matthews
  • 09 April 2019

How to write to your MP

  • YACVic
  • 29 March 2019

The power of young voters

  • Dr. Jessie Mitchell — YACVic Policy Manager
  • 28 March 2019

Young Thinker says 'Treat Yourself'

  • YACVic
  • 14 January 2019

Activators spotlight: how young people are building Queer Connections in Warnambool

  • YACVic
  • 06 December 2018

Who are the experts on education? One guess – it’s not the adults

  • VicSRC
  • 22 November 2018

The power of a vote: how young people have always influenced our political climate

  • Dr. Jessie Mitchell
  • 08 November 2018

Inspiring young people to find their own courage: reflecting on the Young Thinker in Residence program

  • YACVic
  • 23 August 2018

The beautiful chaos of Congress and the evolution of the ‘Action Plan’

  • VicSRC
  • 06 July 2018

My life-changing year since being a Young Thinker in Residence

  • YACVic
  • 20 June 2018

Spinning it my way: what I’m learning as a judge for Top Spin

  • YACVic
  • 29 May 2018

Interview insights: sitting on the other side of the table

  • YACVic
  • 15 May 2018

Turning tables: what it’s like to join YACVic’s interview panel as a young member

  • YACVic
  • 15 February 2018

Naming Melbourne metro stations: Behind the scenes with a YACVic young member

  • YACVic
  • 15 January 2018

The Hidden Victors: giving voice to young people experiencing family violence

  • YACVic
  • 23 November 2017

National marriage equality survey — what do the results tell us about young people?

  • Dr. Jessie Mitchell, YACVic
  • 20 November 2017

Top 5 reasons to become a YACVic member

  • YACVic
  • 10 October 2017

Putting young presenters Front + Centre

  • YACVic
  • 01 October 2017

Shaping youth participation: The Young Thinker in Residence program

  • YACVic
  • 19 September 2017

From paddocks to politics — life as a young councillor

  • YACVic
  • 11 September 2017

A new brand of inclusion, diversity and youth participation

  • YDAS
  • 11 September 2017