The First 2023 Rural Youth Ambassadors Forum
On Wednesday the 26th of April we officially welcomed our 2023 intake of Victorian Rural Youth Ambassadors. We have participants from 9 different schools across the state.
After welcoming everyone at Southern Cross station, we immediately got stuck into a range of activities and experiences. We focussed on getting to know each other, leadership styles and exploring Youth Voice, Agency and advocacy. We were lucky enough to visit Torrens University, RMIT, the Night market at the Vic markets and undertake a Crime tour of the city. Our ambassadors also made excellent use of the apartment facilities including the Spa, pool, tennis courts, gym and BBQ facilities. The ambassadors were also introduced to a number of people from the Department of Education, as well as presentations from the VCAA, Yacvic and RESN.
“It was great. Really good fun. Learnt a lot and made a bunch of new friends. Looking forward to the next one!” – One of the ambassadors.
We had a wonderful first forum and could not be more impressed with the character and commitment of our wonderful young people. We look forward to having them return for future forums in July and September.