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by | Aug 7, 2023 | Bush Voices

Update on the Junior Rural Youth Ambassador program

Last Thursday students from 5 schools across the Northern Grampains area took part in the Junior Rural Youth Ambassador program. The program which is tailored to year 6 students, covers a range of activities including; Group Dynamics, Getting to Know Each Other, Leadership Styles and Team Work. The group undertook a series of problem solving activities as well as participating in a Mental Health and Wellbeing session.

CEP staff thoroughly enjoyed working with this dynamic group of young leaders and look forward to bringing them back together again soon. Students reported they loved the session and learnt a lot about themselves and each other.

“I must say that my son raves about the program, I cannot believe how enthusiastic he is about attending. He comes home and discusses how his days have gone, and about the other participants and how well they get on.
He is a lot more confident in himself, he is even talking about possibly attending university in Melbourne in the future!
He and I would thoroughly recommend the program to other young people within our communities, especially those kids who are not quite sure of themselves.”

– Feedback from parents

Update on the Rural Youth Ambassador program

Many of our 2023 Ambassadors are currently exploring a range of local community projects to support.
Last week I caught up with our Ambassadors from Beaufort Secondary College who are busy preparing a range of local activities to be held later this year during Youth Week. They are working closely with the Pyrenees shire to provide a variety of workshops and entertainment activities aimed at connecting community and building mental health resilience.

It was great to see them so passionately engaged in this process and giving back to their community.