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The creation of the Rural Youth Network (RYN) was brought forward as a response to COVID-19 in early 2020, with a main focus on supporting and connecting young people through online opportunities during a time of uncertainty.  In the spirit of positive community building and effective collaboration, we shared these valuable resources with those who were trying to effectively study or work online during this time. 

Scroll down to learn more about where it all began!

Explore The Network:

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Resource Hub

Access useful resources about working from home, learning online, maintaining social connection in a virtual world and more!

Learning Community

Share tips, tricks, ask questions and support one another in the transition to online learning and study. Connect with others working online and share information and resources together.

Leadership Learning Zone

Access our community of amazing young rural leaders and hear what they have to say about leadership, learn new ways to become a stronger leader in your community and share your leadership tips and inspiration with others.

Motivation & Wellbeing Central

Create a community, stay connected with other young rural Victorians daily and share support, what you are doing and help keep yourself and others motivated.

Dream Seeds Online Learning Activities

Access a wide range of new online Dream Seeds activities to support year 5 and 6 students with exciting and engaging ways of maintaining learning online.



Youthrive Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation that operates in Victoria, Australia. We have over 380 alumni from all over the state. Most are students and/or are working. All our activities are designed and delivered by young rural Victorians for young rural Victorians.

Our Purpose is to strengthen rural communities by supporting young people to be leaders.

Our Mission is that we will collaborate with partners, donors, communities and alumni in delivering services to young rural Victorians that assist them to develop their personal, professional and leadership capacities.

We have been planning the Rural Youth Network with staff from Deloitte for a while and we are pleased that we could bring the launch forward in response to the massive changes facing our world right now.

The resources have been compiled or created by alumni and staff. We present everything to you in good faith, based on our own experiences, research and knowledge. We do not claim to be experts in psychology or technology. We love learning, leading and building communities…so join us on this journey.

If you have comments or feedback please contact

Stay safe and well and please abide by all requests from health authorities.

We all have a part to play and we encourage you to be leaders now and in the future.

Dr Maryann Brown

CEO Youthrive Victoria, March 2020.

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