Youthworx is a Melbourne-based social enterprise that trains and supports young people experiencing homelessness or disadvantage through film-making, creative and commercial media production.
For young people who face multiple barriers to success, from homelessness and learning difficulties, to a lack of family support, we pair an education program with dignified and paid work experience, equipping young people with the technical and job readiness skills they need to be able to obtain secure housing, employment or further education.
As one of the only social enterprise models globally that engages the creative industries to educate and train marginalised young people, our Youthworx Program provides a game-changing approach for Melbourne’s homeless and disadvantaged youth, empowering them through creative and accessible film making experiences that build their ability to lead independent, creative and confident lives.
We believe that creativity is to the spirit what food and shelter is to the body and that as much as we need a roof over our head and food on the table we also need to be creatively and purposefully engaged.
MAKING BETTER FILMS, BUILDING BETTER LIVES
Our Clients Include
Over the past decade we have been fortunate to work with a huge number of wonderful and inspiring organisations. We have travelled far and wide to bring to life unique stories. These are some of the clients we have had the privilege of crafting stories for.
News and Events
Catch up on the latest news as we shape and tell stories.
We are thrilled to announce that ‘Our Stories, Our Voices’ and ‘My New Life’ were selected to take part in Colourfest 2019. Colourfest celebrates films about diaspora and migrant experiences. The two films were screened as part of Harmony Day 2019 and have been distributed to public libraries in New South Wales, South Australia and Western […]
Youthworx are proud to annouce that we are featured in social traders new book Dollars & Sense! The book recognises, champions and celebrates social enterprise in Australia. Focusing on the people who benefit from the work of social enterprises and highlighting innovative commercial models of impact investment, Dollars & Sense is a blueprint for a […]
The national youth commission is now underway with hearings being held across Melbourne. The national youth commission is a really important initiative run by our parent body, youth development Australia. The purpose of the commission is to give young people a chance to voice there opinions and concerns about issues relevant to there transitions from […]
Youthworx has just started our new drop-in program, Colour Them Safe is the brainchild of Albie Colvin who is an incredible designer in his own right, the program runs the first Thursday of every month here at Youthworx 29 Tinnings street, Brunswick. Any young person experiencing marginalisation is welcome to come along, we have a […]
Organisations That Have Supported Us
Youthworx has received support from a number of fantastic organisations at various points in our evolution. We had initial seed funding from the Salvation Army that allowed us to get started. Since 2011 we have received core funding for our training program from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments through the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. We have also received wonderful support from a number of other great organisations.