Leadership and Learning from Others

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The Young Rural Leaders Program successfully engaged 28 young rural participants and coaches in person at Narmbool this July, as we continue to develop connections and leadership capacity in young rural Victorians.


We were grateful for the opportunity to meet together as Covid has created many challenges for young people.  This year we had the honour of presenting a piece of artwork co-created by dozens of Youthrive alumni to Robin Ferry the previous owner of Narmbool, and Sovereign Hill CEO Sara Quon. Young rural Victorians aged 18-22 are encouraged to register their interest in the upcoming January 2022 Young Rural Leaders Program by using the following link: https://bit.ly/3AUTDEb


Intergenerational Connection continues to be a core component of the Young Rural Leaders Program, where we focus on learning from each other and building sustainable communities. This July we welcomed six members of the community from an older generation to join us for morning tea, as we discussed how connection to community changes throughout life, how opportunities differ between generations, and how facing past adversities can guide us in meeting the challenges that COVID-19 presents today. We would especially like to thank members from the Ballarat South Rotary Club and Creswick Walking Group for joining us and look forward to incorporating intergenerational learning into all future Young Rural Leaders Programs.