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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Knitting Scarves for Social Change during COVID-19

  • Thomas Feng
  • 02 September 2020

COVID-19 Resources for LGBTIQA+ young people and carers

  • Briar Rolfe and Thomas Feng
  • 26 August 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

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

  • Briar Rolfe
  • 10 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

COVID-19 Cybercrime and tips to avoid scams

  • Steph Brenkovich, YACVic
  • 24 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

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

Helping young people keep in touch with their mental health

  • Briar Rolfe, YACVic Communications
  • 11 October 2019

How to have your voice heard on mental health

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

Turning 26 and overcoming the quarter life crisis

  • Maria Matthews
  • 09 April 2019

Free TAFE for youth work

  • YACVic
  • 24 May 2018

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

  • YACVic
  • 05 March 2018

How everyone can understand the value of youth work

  • YACVic
  • 15 February 2018

5 things youth workers can do about current media reports on youth crime

  • YACVic
  • 25 July 2019

How do I become a youth worker?

  • YACVic
  • 11 September 2017

From paddocks to politics — life as a young councillor

  • YACVic
  • 11 September 2017