Meet our RYN Engagement Leaders

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We are excited to welcome our Youth Engagement Leaders, Stephanie Hartshorn and Jarrod Stephens, to the Youthrive Victoria team.

“Jarrod grew up in the East Gippsland town of Bairnsdale and is currently a student at the University of Melbourne. Alongside a keen interest in health, sport and exercise, and learning all kinds of new things, Jarrod has a strong belief in the ability of connected, educated and engaged youth to have a positive impact in many areas of their communities.”


“Steph is interested in all things health and wellbeing! She is originally from Swan Hill in northwest Victoria and is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Social Science) in Melbourne. Steph is very passionate about working with young people and through her role as an Engagement Leader for the Rural Youth Network, hopes to discover and create opportunities for young rural Victorians to thrive.”


Steph and Jarrod will be a part of the fun and supportive RYN team, helping to promote and develop The Rural Youth Network ( across the state.