Since 1883 we have been creating opportunities for young people to change their lives through the dignity of work.

Today we are a social purpose organisation, delivering access to early learning, mentoring for the vulnerable and those at-risk,
and training and employment opportunities for those wanting to try, but have not had the chance.


Across our centres we operate parent groups and playgroups creating opportunities for communities in areas challenged by diversity.

Since 1883 we have been providing positive adult role models to disadvantaged and vulnerable young people facing barriers to education and employment. By intervening positively in a young life we change outcomes for a community.

Many of our participants come from very challengeing backgrounds. TRY Build gives them the opportunity of a nationally accredited qualification that will give them a step up into a career in the building or construction industries.

Making a meaningful difference: learning how to teach children how to try. TRY is a niche provider of nationally accredited training in Early Learning and Childcare across metropolitan Melbourne.

TRY Clean provides entry level jobs to long term unemployed young people.

TRY Celebrates it’s 135th Anniversary at Government House!
Yesterday the Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC hosted the Commemorative Reception to mark TRY’s 135th
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Susan Alberti AC joins our fourth VECTEA Conference Day
Our keynote speaker at our Children’s Services fourth VECTEA conference day was the amazing Susan Alberti AC. Susan is a
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Kick starting careers in the building and construction industry
This month, the Minister for Industry and Employment, Ben Carroll, launched our Heron Mentoring program at the Skye/Overton Road Level
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Congratulations to TRY mentoring!
Congratulations to TRY mentoring for their achieving 100% ASES accreditation (again!) Our mentoring team has maintained their 100% rating in
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Mentoring is about overcoming all obstacles!
It was a fantastic turn out for a great day on Saturday at our mentor/mentee graduation ceremony down at the
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We need 124 positive adult role models. Today.
For a young person from a disadvantaged background, a positive mentor can change their life. Mentoring isn’t hard. You don’t
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TRY Build A-Team goes glamping in Western Gippsland!
Our new partnership with the glamping specialists Glamxperience is going far and wide! Our A-TEAM has been travelling to the
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Premier opens our first container conversion at Noble Park
In June this year the Premier Daniel Andrews opened our first container conversion for the Level Crossing Authority -a 40′
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