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Our Services

We are working to build a workforce of young people thriving in the gig economy, bringing fresh perspectives, to design the future. We tackle inequality by placing young people with different lived experiences and technical expertise at the centre of re-generating institutions in every sector and every system.

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Co-design and Facilitation

We put YLab Associates, young people with lived experience and clients together to solve complex problems.

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Learning and Development

We give young people a leg up by providing immersive, relevant and practical learning and training experiences.

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We put young people at the centre of designing and implementing strategies within organisations and across systems.

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First Nations

We provide a platform for young mob to be agents for change in creating new self-determined solutions.

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Creative Services

We make content that reaches out and reflects young people. Our creative services include video production, creative direction, editorial, copywriting, marketing, and design.

View YLab Studio's work here

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Research and Insights

We find out what young people want and need to navigate an uncertain future.

Our People

Our team bring multidisciplinary skills, future-focused ideas and different lived experience to meet challenges head on.

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Our Work

We bring co-design and systems thinking approaches to regenerating institutions in every sector and every system.

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The Oasis Youth Homelessness Project

Providing young people meaningful employment in designing and delivering pathways out of homelessness in partnerships with schools.

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Project BrIMPACT

Working with the City of Brimbank we completed co-design workshops with young people living in Brimbank to design inclusive employment practices.

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What we've been up to

Learn about our recent achievements and internal projects.

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What now? Wellbeing Toolkit

A resilience and wellbeing resource developed by YLab, in association with the Victorian Department of Health. It offers tips and solutions to the struggles experienced by young people as a result of the pandemic.

Visit the toolkit here

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2021 Year in Review Report

In our YLab Year in Review, we use survey and project data to look back at our 2021 successes and impact, detail case studies of some of our most important work, and meet the young people who made it all happen.

Read the online report here

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Deadly Democracy

In partnership with the Australian Electoral Commission, Deadly Democracy aimed to empower First Nations young people to use their vote as a way to demonstrate leadership and to advocate for themselves and their community.

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Client Testimonials

Working with YLab really opened my eyes to what true co-design is - especially when it comes to young people and what they need. I would never do another project with young people without YLab.

RMIT University

YLab is one of the few organisations investing in youth driven initiatives in Australia and around the world. Our partnership allowed our team to learn how to effectively develop initiatives designed by young people and gave us a thorough understanding of the co-design process. The YLab team is a joy to work with and each member brings so much expertise, empathy and enthusiasm to each conversation.

Miracle Foundation

YLab thoroughly supported our engagement with young people. Their professionalism and strong understanding of the cohort of participants helped make the engagement very meaningful for both the participants and our organisation.

Creative Victoria

YLab facilitators have such a strong ability to connect with young people in their workshops. They make everyone feel welcome and as though they belong in the space. They foster a learning environment where participants thoughts, feelings, ideas and contributions are not only heard, but also valued.

The Huddle

It's always a pleasure to work with YLab. The team have an easygoing but professional approach which helps to build a trusting and successful partnership.

Bayside Glen Eira Kingston Local Learning & Employment Network

Our Clients

Our clients recognise the unique value of Australia’s young people in generating positive systems change.

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