January Young Rural Leaders Program

Empowering the Next Generation of Rural Leaders: January Young Rural Leaders Program From January 15th to 19th, a cohort of 27 dedicated participants converged at YMCA Lake Dewar Lodge for Youthrive Victoria’s Young Rural Leaders Program, an experience aimed at nurturing leadership skills and fostering a sense of community among young individuals from rural and…

Youthrive Alumni Jump On Board

Youthrive Alumni Jump On Board The Board recently sought applications from Alumni to join the Youthrive Board as Associate Directors.  We are delighted to welcome, Cassandra Roberts (2012 Scholar) and Jessie Newton (2015 Alumna) who we know will make a wonderful contribution to the Board. They join Jacob Chacko as Associate Directors.  Cassandra grew up…

Rural Chances Vocational Scholarships open!

Rural Chances Vocational Scholarships open! We welcome applications from young people wanting to pursue careers through a TAFE or training institution or apprenticeship following secondary school.   This year, Youthrive Victoria will provide up to 25  vocational scholarships to students who plan to work or to train and build their skills the following year. The number…

Locals Supporting Locals Through Scholarships

Locals Supporting Locals Through Scholarships Stawell locals, Dr Andrew and Mrs Sue Cunningham are backing final year students from Stawell Secondary College by supporting the Chris and Marli Tilley scholarship. Together Sue and Andrew have decided to help transform futures by supporting a scholarship that will help rural students pursue career and education aspirations. Through…

Young Leaders Visit ABC Melbourne

Dream Seeds® Training and Creswick Workshops – May 2023 Everyone has a story, and our young leaders learned how to write about their lived experience in a storytelling workshop delivered by the ABC Heywire team on Tuesday 18th July. The Youthrive team, alongside a diverse group of young rural and regional leaders, visited the ABC…

Dream Seeds® Training and Creswick Workshops

Dream Seeds® Training and Creswick Workshops – May 2023 Since commencing in 2016, Dream Seeds® workshops have been presented to over 1900 students in 82 in rural primary schools, with excellent feedback from students, teachers, and parents.  Dream Seeds workshops develop aspiration, resilience, and connection in Year 6 students from rural schools. Students learn to articulate…

Parliament Youth Forum

Parliament Youth Forum – May 2023 The ‘State of the Future’ youth forum was held in May 2023, inspired by recommendations made by young people in previous youth-led projects initiated by the Parliament of Victoria.    The ‘State of the Future’ youth forum was held in May 2023, inspired by recommendations made by young people…

Youthrive Giving Tree Campaign

Youthrive Giving Tree Campaign – May 2023 We recently launched our 2023 Scholarship Giving Tree Campaign. This campaign aims to double the number of University and Rural Chances vocational scholarships we provide. We encourage you to support this personally or invite a group of friends, family, colleagues, or community members to band together and provide a…

Partnering with Community Bank Creswick & District

Partnering with Community Bank Creswick & District – June 2023 The Community Bank Creswick & District has generously donated one university and two vocational scholarships to be awarded to young people looking to up-skill or pursue tertiary studies in 2024. These scholarships provide funds for further education at university or vocational pathways and ‘wrap around…