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Dream Experience

Ever wanted to ride in a hot air balloon? Or run onto the ground with your favourite footy team? We can help!

Our Dream Experience Program is a short-term support designed to celebrate and reward Young Carers for all they do.

If you (or someone you know) is a Young Carer, apply below, list a few things you’d LOVE to do, and we’ll organise your one of a kind Dream Experience!

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School Holiday Program

Our Holiday Program gives Young Carers the opportunity to have some fun on the school holidays, connect with other Young Carers and take some time out from their caring role.

Run in Melbourne and Sydney every school holidays, these full days of fun include workshops, arts and crafts, exercise, dance, drama and music, in awesome locations such as Luna Park!

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Big Dreamers

Being a young person between the ages of 14 and 18 is tough.

Mental health becomes increasingly important for Young Carers at this age, as they navigate identity, career, relationships and the added responsibility of a caring role.

Built from personal experience and qualitative research, the Big Dreamers Personal Development Program runs for six months with 15 inspiring Young Carers aged 14-18. The aim of the program is to empower, develop resilience and provide the opportunity for building new skills and finding hidden talents.

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Mentoring

We believe positive role models can create a lasting and vital impact to the lives of Young Carers.

We match Young Carers with a mentor based on interests, experiences, personality and location. Mentors provide Young Carers with someone to hang out with, can offer help with schoolwork, provide guidance and give Young Carers a break from their caring role.

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Dreamers Hub

Our Dreamers Hub is an online community created by Young Carers for Young Carers.

No matter where you are, if you’re a Young Carer, you’re welcome here!

  • Live forums
  • Tips and tricks
  • Inspirational content
  • Blog posts
  • Communication and support
  • Upcoming community events
  • Dream Experience applications
  • Video interviews with Young Carers
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Little Dreamers

The Young Carer Project

As it stands, 40% of Young Carers do not complete high school, often due to time constraints, lack of support and bullying.

We’re educating students, teachers and parents on what it is to be a Young Carer and how to identify, support and amplify their education journey.

Our new school accreditation program is currently in 10 schools across Victoria.

Find out more and nominate your school to get involved below!

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👋 Carers spend a lot of time putting others before themselves. Our challenge for you this weekend: Call up a carer and ask how they are. A little gesture can go a long way 💛 #LDDreamBig
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Jingle (and mingle) all the way! 🎄🎅 Last night was a celebration of all the special humans who have contributed to Little Dreamers over the past year. Last night captured the spirit, love and excitement of this organisation and we couldn’t be more grateful 🥰 #LDDreamBig ...

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