Sign up for a Take Over. 

 Get the experience you need. 

 Find the job you want. 

You have received this email because we just knew you were wondering what's happening at Youth Take Over!

Well, we have three Take Overs launching very soon, and our Wine Label Design Team are currently Taking Over at The KH Studio, with the exhibition of their designs set to launch on 21 May. 

Read all about it below!
The Magic Button (click here for our sign up form!)
First things first: Who are Take Overs for?

We are here for all the folks from 17-25 who are looking for their 'next step.'

Work experience is the number one thing employers are looking for, and YTO gives you a fun way to get some more meat on your resume. Or tofu for our veggie friends.
Learn how to Acknowledge Country Meaningfully
  • Interns will learn what it means and looks like to acknowledge First Nations Country meaningfully, and gain valuable project coordination, presentation and facilitation skills. 
  • Our facilitator is Will Austin – a proud Peek Woorroong Keerraay Woorroong First Nations young man from Victoria's Western Districts and founder of Yarn Bark.
  • This program is great for young people with a particular interest in event organising, video production and learning about First Nations history and culture.
  • Sessions will run online on Thursdays, 4pm – 6pm, starting 26 May 2022.
Facebook Event
Design Your Own Streetwear Label
  • This Take Over gives interns the chance to start their own streetwear label by custom designing their own t-shirts, and printing them to sell through drop shipping. 
  • Josh and Jasper from Castlemaine's ONI STREETWEAR will facilitate this project, and their store will also host the launch event to showcase the intern's final designs.
  • Starting 24 May 2022. Sessions will be on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 pm. 
  • We are trying to recruit 10-12 young people for this project.
Castlemaine Gift Digital Campaign
  • Interns will create a digital presence for the legendary Castlemaine Gift athletics event. Once the website is done, the team will throw an event to launch their digital campaign. 
  • Our facilitators are Rob Jennings and Scott Sanders from We Push Buttons – a local web design & digital marketing service. 
  • This program is great for young people with a particular interest in web design, digital marketing, history, journalism, research, and photography.
  • Sessions will run in person on Thursdays, 11am – 1pm, starting 23 August 2022
Facebook Event
Design A Wine Label

This Take Over gives interns the chance to design a new label for Red Edge Wine, under the facilitation of Kira Hyde from The KH Studio. Early in the Take Over, the team met Red Edge founder, Peter Dredge, who shared his career adventure before delivering the design brief for the new Degree Shiraz wine label. The crew then interviewed Peter, asking about colours, style, fonts, target audience and finally, favourite animals. And that was how they found out Peter has an affinity for the native Phascogales. It even turns out he has a hand in helping their conservation.

Since then, "The Red Edge Phascogales" have created their own mood boards, received feedback on their designs from Blunt Agency Director, Brent Nolan, and started planning their launch event. The final designs will be exhibited at Rood Henry's Artspace in Heathcote on 21 May, with the winning design announced by a panel of judges. Check out the Facebook event below.

Above: The Red Edge Phascogales team at Red Edge's vineyard
Below: The Red Edge Phascogales at Rood Henry's art space
Images by Taisla Young - a member of the team
Facebook Event

Welcome to the Opportunity Corner! This is where we share events and opportunities that are coming up for young people. If you have anything you would like us to post, email Manue at

Camp Different is seeking filmakers and youth leaders
8-10 July | Maldon
Camp Different is for kids aged 9-16 (must be 9 at the time of camp) who feel different, are different, want to be different or love others who are different. Over the weekend-long camp, participants will make a film together exploring and celebrating difference. Camp Director Paul Kooperman (experienced teacher, youth leader, community engagement specialist, festival and event manager, screenwriter, playwright and published author) is currently seeking filmmakers and youth leaders to help run the camp and create the film with camp participants. These are paid roles. For more information visit or email the team at
Young Women in Trades and Tech Expo
16 & 17 May | Melbourne
The Young Women in Trades and Tech Expo is happening next week! The 2-day event is for young women in Years 9 and 10, and aims to introduce them to the exciting world of trade and tech industries and the rewarding, well-paid career opportunities they can provide. If you know someone this is right for, you can speak with their careers adviser or teacher to book a spot or contact You can visit for more info on this pathway event.
Be sure to keep up with us on Instagram and Facebook. There are some handy links for you below (see those neat little buttons? Click them!)

We just hit 200 followers on Instagram (yes, thank you, we are thrilled) but as we are still a growing community, we'd love it if you can follow us on Insta and like us on Facebook.

These are also the best places to see Take Over goodness as it happens.
Above: Flash back to our High Street Murals Team's first day in January. The crew have successfully completed their Take Over with help from Nacho Station's Reece Hendy. Pretty cool, right?
Youth Take Over Loddon Campaspe is a three-year collaboration funded by Agnico Eagle Community Partnership Program, and delivered by Campaspe Cohuna LLEN, Central Ranges LLEN, Goldfields LLEN, and North Central LLEN.
This newsletter was written on Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Youth Take Over acknowledges the Jaara people who for many centuries have met and cared for children and young people on the lands on which we now work. We recognise them as the traditional custodians of this land, and pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.

Always was, always will be, Aboriginal Land.
May 2022
Forward Forward
Copyright © 2022 Youth Take Over, All Rights Reserved. This is a very official and fancy newsletter. Can't you tell? We are writing in italics right now. Doesn't get fancier than that.

If for some reason you don't want these emails (are you sure??) you can unsubscribe from this list.