Redefining Rural Possibilities

Welcome to Youthrive Victoria (formerly Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation). Youthrive Victoria provides opportunities for young rural Victorians to build knowledge, skills, leadership capacity and aspirations. We provide scholarships; leadership development opportunities; transition, career and community mentoring; aspiration building workshops; virtual connections and wrap around care for young people.

Our services span three key streams of Scholarships, Program delivery and our Alumni network. Program delivery includes the Rural Youth Network, Dream Seeds transition programs, Branch Out Mentoring and leadership development programs and events.

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Who we are

Young Rural Leaders program participants group photo sitting on rocks.

What we do

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Rural Youth Network

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we operate throughout Victoria. We pay our respects to the Aboriginal Elders of Victoria, past, present and emerging.

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