Kaif on art, youth participation and creativity during lockdown

We see the world through a unique lens and have incredible talents. Art is a universal language and has the unique ability to connect people from all cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, and experiences. Read more

Services update

What does the latest circuit breaker lockdown mean for any interactions you might have with Youth Projects | Current as at 16 July 2021 Read more

That’s a wrap for Youth Week 2021

Our Youth Advisory Group took the steering wheel (and front seat!) on delivering a suite of activities for young people during Youth Week 2021 including a youth-led panel, workshop focussed on Mental Health Awareness and Access and the annual Visual Art Competition. Read more

New ‘Youth Hub’ launches in Craigieburn this week

Youth Projects launches new, dedicated youth hub in Craigieburn to meet the demand on community, social and employment services in the Northwest of Melbourne. Read more

Winners of 2021 Visual Art Competition announced

Showcasing the achievements, creativity, and diverse talents of young people whilst shifting the narrative and representation of youth in the media and greater community as part of Victorian Youth Week 2021. Read more

The Little Social set to open at Hosier Lane

After seven years of creating life changing opportunities for young people, Good2Go will be retired and be re-launched as The Little Social on Melbourne’s iconic Hosier Lane with a more integrated approach to creating real social change. Read more

Entries now open for our 2021 Visual Art Competition

As part of Youth Week 2021, our Youth Advisory Group are hosting a Visual Art Competition to spotlight the talents and achievements of young people and their unique contribution to the community. There's also $500 of prizes up for grabs! Read more

Youth-specialist outreach services expand into Moreland

Off the back of resounding success in the City of Hume, Youth Projects’ youth-specialist outreach program (YHOP) has now expanded into the City of Moreland to provide young people with easier access to individualised housing, mental health, education, training, employment and crisis supports. Read more

Youth Projects launches suite of critical programs to support young people in the COVID-19 recovery

After campaigning long and hard to ensure young people are not left behind post-pandemic, Youth Projects is set to launch a suite of new and expanded programs over the coming months. Read more

Jobs program helping three times more young people, post-COVID

Our Employability Skills Training program goes back to face-to-face and expands to second location to support THREE times more young people gain meaningful employment in an evolving and highly competitive job market. Read more

Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2021

Youth homelessness is still a very real problem. It's street homelessness, it's couch surfing, it's living in sheds, tents & squats, it's primary and secondary homelessness. And, it is happening right now. Read more

Windup of Stepping Up

After almost 15 years, the award winning Stepping Up consortium will be winding up on 31st March this year. The winding up of the consortium will not impact services to clients, as all programs will continue under a new structure. Read more

The Living Room takes home national award

The winners of the first-ever HESTA Impact Awards were announced last night as part of a national celebration of health and community services professionals working to protect the future of our people and planet. Read more

Services update from Youth Projects

What does the latest circuit breaker lockdown mean for any interactions you might have with Youth Projects | Current as at 12 February 2021. Read more

Youth Projects announced as HESTA Impact Awards finalist

Eleven finalists - including Youth Projects - were today announced for the first-ever HESTA Impact Awards, recognising health and community services professionals taking positive steps to create a better world. Read more

NOW OPEN: The Little Social at Rosanna

The Little Social is giving young people from Banyule and surrounds the opportunity to participate in meaningful training and up-skilling to be well prepared to launch into a (very) competitive job market. Read more

End of year closure information

All the details you need to know about what services and programs are impacted by closures over the December / January period. Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: Homelessness to surge unless we invest in social housing

According to a landmark economic study measuring the economic fallout of COVID-19, homelessness will surge nine per cent and 24 per cent more Australian families will experience housing stress in 2021 due to the impact of the crisis. Read more

The scoop on how you should celebrate Youth Week 2020

Youth Week is back on the cards in Victoria and is taking place across a very special, month-long string of activities and celebrations... starting right here at Youth Projects! Read more

Not one, but two new social enterprise cafes opening

As local labour markets move through recession young people will be the first to feel the impact of severe lack of job suitability and availability. Our focus is on being at the forefront of job creation for young people, and we are doing exactly that through 2 new social enterprise cafes. Read more

A collective approach to food security

Food insecurity is a prevalent challenge faced by people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage who are often met with not knowing how and where their next meal might come from. The COVID-19 crisis exacerbated this dire reality for hundreds of Victorians across inner Melbourne. Read more

Our latest Impact Report is available now!

This year we reflect on the enormous impact that Youth Projects continues to have in the wider community, and the thousands of life changing opportunities to young people and people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. Read more in our latest Impact Report. Read more

Nurturing the next generation of Youth Workers

We recently teamed up with RMIT to provide students studying Youth Work to explore the sociological impacts on young people and facilitate practical change projects as part of their studies. Read more

Overdose is preventable. It’s time to remember, it’s time to act.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. It’s a time to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends, remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Read more