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Who We Are

Since 1883, Sparkways has been supporting children, young people, and families all across Victoria.

We are a social enterprise working alongside our communities to ensure every child and young person is given every opportunity to reach their full potential.

We deliver youth services and early education and care and are here to be the spark of change. To help light the way for a lifelong journey of accomplishment and achievement.

Our Purpose

We partner with children and young people who find themselves facing challenges to inclusion and participation. By intervening in these key times, we can help create pathways for lifelong learning and social inclusion

Want to know where we are headed? Take a look at our Three year Strategic Plan

What Sets Us Apart

At Sparkways, we are committed to sparking opportunity, belonging and growth in every child and young person we work with.

In all our work, we take a collaborative and evidence-based approach that allows us to ensure that our programs are always delivering long-lasting and meaningful outcomes.

Last year, we provided...

Children and young people supported with education and training
Early learning in kindergarten and long day care services around Victoria
1,500 +
Hours of mentoring

The Try Society

A man ahead of his time, W. M. Forster founded the TRY Society in 1883 with the mission of helping the youth of Melbourne. Though the name may have changed, the mission and values of our founder W. M. Forster continue to guide Sparkways in everything we do.

Get Involved Today

There are many ways you can get involved and make a difference in the lives of the children and young people in your community.