Madeleine Buchner

St Kilda, Victoria

Young carer champion, founder

Madeleine understands from personal experience the impact caring for a family member can have on a young person’s mental health, education and future prospects. Since 2009, Little Dreamers – a charity she founded at age 16 – has worked to improve the quality of life of young carers across Australia. The charity’s programs aim to improve young carers’ educational and employment opportunities, while enabling them to connect with peers and take time away from their family duties to simply enjoy being a kid. Madeleine’s AMP Tomorrow Fund grant will help Little Dreamers to increase its face-to-face support to young carers in regional Victoria.