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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.

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.

Our 2020 Rural Youth Ambassador’s have recently returned from the national summit in Canberra. You can read about their experiences here.

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 2021 NSW Rural Youth Ambassador program.

Please note: Your nominee(s) DO NOT need to be students who are co-enrolled with Aurora College.

Nominations are open now and close on Friday 26 March 2021.

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 effective involvement of the student in the Rural Youth Ambassadors program by providing the relevant support.

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