Rural Youth Network (RYN) News

Rural Youth Network updates ‘The Rural Youth Network is providing a life-changing way for rural young people to connect with each other and possibilities they’d previously been unaware of…..’ ‘…It is different because it’s not only about providing opportunities to rural young people for their careers or study, it encourages connecting with their community and…

Celebrating our Scholars

Celebrating Our Scholars CEO, Dr Maryann Brown has presented the following 2022 Scholars with their awards and plans to present the remaining scholarships before the end of the year. It has been a pleasure to welcome all of our University Scholars to the Youthrive Victoria Community! Victoria Biggs Victoria completed her VCE studies at East Loddon…

Branch Out Mentoring

Branch Out Mentoring Branch Out Mentoring has been developed by alumni to support young people as they transition out of school to study, training or work. Mentors are usually connected with the school or region and this is a real strength of the model. Our Branch Out Mentoring team has enjoyed developing connections with rural VCAL and…

Would you like to support young rural Victorians to thrive?

Would you like to support young rural Victorians to thrive? We invite you to donate to our Scholarship Fund. We know young rural Victorians face barriers that can limit opportunities to reach their full potential. Youthrive Victoria believes that every young person should have the opportunity to build knowledge, skills, leadership capacity and aspirations as they move…

Celebrating Youthrive volunteers

Celebrating our Youthrive Volunteers During Volunteer Week in May, we celebrated and acknowledged our amazing volunteers, who continue to work across all Youthrive Victoria programs with pro-bono support. Thank you to the incredible team who made CresFest such a success. We managed the Youthrive Open Stage, showcasing 17 talented rural performers with the support of…

Meet our RYN Youth Engagement Leaders

Meet our RYN Engagement Leaders 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…

Rural Youth Network updates

Rural Youth Network updates It has been a busy time for the RYN team… Jarrod Stephens and Stephanie Hartshorn have settled into their Youth Engagement Leader roles and are currently planning events to create connections in the East Gippsland and northern Victorian regions. As a team, we attended a Youthrive communications training session delivered by former…

Young Rural Leaders Program updates

Young Rural Leaders Program updates Our generous three year funding from the H & L Hecht Trust and The Ross Trust has concluded… We wish to express our gratitude for the impact this funding has had on the lives of young rural people, who have had the opportunity to be involved with our Leadership Program…

2022 University Scholars

Meet our 2022 Scholars We invite you to meet our 2022 University and Rural Chances Scholars University Scholars Chloe Jones Toolamba  – B Arts, Monash University Jasmine Van Der Molen  Leigh Creek –  B Business, La Trobe University Conor Pall  Mildura –  B Social Work/Psychology, LaTrobe University Victoria Biggs  Bears Lagoon –  B Sci/ Dip Languages, Melbourne…

VALE DARVELL HUTCHINSON AM

VALE DARVELL HUTCHINSON AM Founding Director of Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation Ltd 2008- 2015 Directors, scholars, alumni and staff pay tribute to the life of Darvell Hutchinson AM and his unique contribution to the creation of the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation Ltd (MSRF) now known as The Rural Foundation Ltd, trading as Youthrive Victoria. In…