Leadership

Overview

We are committed to empowering young people to progress areas of interest in their community and be involved in local decision making. Young people in the Macedon Ranges are doing more than just talk about change; they are making it happen by pitching ideas to local leaders as part of leadership programs.

Live4Life crew

The crew is a group of motivated young people interested in making change in their community by promoting positive mental health among their peers.

To be part of the crew, you must:

  • be in Year 9 or Year 10
  • attend one of the five Live4Life schools
  • attend regular meetings after school and or during school holidays at the Youth Space in Kyneton
  • be willing to get involved in the presentation of the launch, competition and celebration events
  • participate in leadership training
  • have an interest in positive mental health promotion.

Visit the Live4Life website to find out more about this award winning initiative or contact Loren Polzot on phone (03) 5422 0275.

Macedon Ranges Youth Ambassadors

The Youth Ambassadors Program is a youth leadership initiative, bringing together young people aged 15-25 years from our local schools and community and providing them with opportunities to develop their leadership potential throughout the year.

The group participate in a diverse range of activities aimed to enhance their understanding and application of leadership skills on a local and broader level. 

The role also includes:

  • Designing and implementing a community project in response to specific youth issues;
  • Co-hosting the annual Macedon Ranges Youth Awards;
  • Representing young people's views and experiences directly to Council.

The program runs on Tuesdays from 4.30-5:30pm with a mix of online and face to face meetings at the Kyneton Youth Space (COVID permitting). 

Apply to be part of the 2021 Youth Ambassadors Program now!

For more information, or to get an application form for the ambassadors program, email Sarah Day at sday@mrsc.vic.gov.au or call 0436 632 361

"...it’s also given me the opportunity to have a voice in my community about issues that matter to me that I otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity to act on in such a positive & meaningful way. - Laura"

"I have developed a more nuanced and informed view of the world through the ambassadors program while adding an array of skills to my repertoire, such as leadership, public speaking, professionalism, self-confidence, networking and collaboration. - Paddy"

Pictured below: members of the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Program

Music In The Sticks (MITS)

The MITS crew are a group of fun and enthusiastic young people that organise and promote events in the Macedon Ranges aged 14-25 with an interest in the music industry. You can join the MITS crew if you are interested in:

  • event management
  • sound and lighting
  • photography and videography
  • publicity
  • music.

The MITS crew meet each Tuesday from 4.30pm–6pm at the Woodend Community Centre (food provided).

For more information, like Macedon Ranges Youth on Facebook or email Nat at mits@mrsc.vic.gov.au