YMCA Bridge Project provides support, training, and employment opportunities for young people at risk of being trapped in a recurring cycle of crime and imprisonment.  

Bridge Project crew promote World Challenge

Since 2006, YMCA Bridge Project has helped over 500 young people secure employment and has provided employment and life skills training for a further 3,000 young people.

Currently the rate of recidivism in Victoria is over 50%, but for young people who come through YMCA Bridge Project this drops to just 3%.

We have partnered with over 100 businesses to provide pathways for young people to long-term, sustainable employment and have also provided these same opportunities through our maintenance service, ReBuild.

Proudly supported by Jobs Victoria, we also facilitate the Bridge Employment Support & Training (BEST) program, an accredited Certificate II course which educates young people in custodial centres on essential life skills and job readiness.