With the support of committed business partners, we provide meaningful employment opportunities to disadvantaged young people who have offended or who are at risk of offending.


We recognise there is a skills gap for many of these individuals, so we work closely with community service providers and potential employers to create realistic and sustainable career pathways.

As well as identifying employment opportunities, we work with young people to hone their strengths and encourage improvement.

Unfortunately, there are not enough employment opportunities to immediately meet the number of young people we work with. That is why it’s essential to have the support of like-minded and passionate business partners who are committed to offering employment placements.

We are currently working together with a variety of committed businesses and organisations including: 

  • KPMG
  • Select Solutions
  • MFB
  • Melbourne Water
  • Broadspectrum
  • Mance Holden
  • YMCA leisure centres
  • Brookfield Multiplex
  • Far East Consortium
  • Califam

If you have a business, or know someone who might be interested in getting involved with our work, please contact the YMCA Bridge Project Manager Mick Cronin on mick.cronin@ymca.org.au