Meet Young Consultant Maryanne

Maryanne with her Son

In February Maryanne and Jay, CREATE Young Consultants from Northern Queensland, spoke at the National Indigenous Youth Empowerment Summit in Cairns. Maryanne and Jay did a fantastic job presenting their experiences of transitioning from care to adulthood and stressed the importance of cultural connection throughout this process. We recently interviewed Maryanne for our clubCREATE magazines, […]

Miriel – showing why her past cannot define her

Do you know what the typical kid in care looks like? Do you know what their interests are or what experiences they have gone through? The truth is that there’s no typical kid in care. We can read statistics or stories in the media about what children and young people in care face, but you […]

Jackson Taylor MP – From being in care to representing his community

Like 45,800 children and young people in Australia right now, Jackson Taylor spent time in the care system. Now he’s a politician representing Bayswater in Victoria as a state MP, and he’s using his political platform to inspire and encourage young people to get their voices heard. Jackson took time out of his busy schedule […]

One clubCREATE member’s story on bullying

For our clubCREATE magazine we often call out for our readers to submit stories and poems for competitions. We receive stories that are everything from lighthearted sci-fi tales, to spooky poems. However, sometimes we receive stories where our clubCREATE members have drawn on real-life experiences to share important messages. In our December clubCREATE magazine, we […]

Jemma Snaps that Stigma

We interviewed Young Consultant Jemma about the stigma of having a care experience for our #snapthatstigma campaign!   Tell us a bit about yourself – your age and what you are doing at the moment? Hi my name’s Jemma and I am 19 years old, I am a young consultant with the CREATE foundation. I […]

We chat stigma with Elloise

Stigma is often something that children and young people with a care experience face, and can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy where low expectations of those in care can result in poor outcomes for those with a care experience. To help end the stigma of being in care, our #SnapthatStigma campaign shines a light on […]

Equals Happiness: One Young Person’s Own Words About Her Care Experience

This beautiful poem was written by one of our clubCREATE members for a school English assignment about her experience of being in care. This is the first poem she has ever written, and by sharing her own experience she is helping others to understand what it’s like to be a young person in care. We have […]

Snap that Stigma series in action!

The Snap that Stigma Community Forum series is well underway, with two events in Sydney and Orange already completed. The Snap that Stigma series of events aim to bring together like-minded members of the community to initiate the conversation about the stigma and barriers faced by children and young people living with disability who have […]

Jesse Snaps that Stigma

At CREATE, we know some pretty incredible young people who have achieved some pretty incredible things and Jesse from Victoria is definitely one of them! In 2017, Jesse completed his final year of high school and through hard work and perseverance absolutely smashed his ATAR goal! Congratulations Jesse, we are are so proud of you and can’t wait […]