Rural Youth Ambassador

The Rural Youth Ambassador program was developed by the Country Education Partnership to provide young people in rural and remote communities with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and provide a voice on rural and remote education to government and education sectors.

The Rural Youth Ambassador program, which began in Victoria ten years ago, is recognized nationally and internationally as an exceptional rural youth leadership and youth agency initiative. The program forms part of the national Rural Inspire initiative which aims to increase the aspirations of young people in rural and remote communities.

The Country Education Partnership and Aurora College invite rural NSW government schools to nominate appropriately skilled and interested Year 11 young people to be part of the inaugural 2020 NSW Rural Youth Ambassador program.

Nominations are open now and close on Friday 19 June 2020.

A completed nomination form should be forwarded via email to and must include:

  • the young person’s full name
  • the nominating school
  • a very brief outline of how the young person meets the criteria
  • a commitment from the school to ensure the involvement of the student within the Rural Youth Ambassadors program through gaining sponsorship and providing the relevant support to be an effective participant.

For further details, download an information brochure, visit or contact Phil Brown (Executive Officer, Country Education Partnership) by telephone on 0428 171 145 or email at

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