Youth Leadership Opportunities

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.

Youth Ambassadors Program

The Youth Ambassadors Program is a youth leadership initiative that amplifies the voices of young people, and supports projects that young people are passionate about. The program helps young people to realise their leadership potential by building their leadership skills and peer to peer and community connections. Young people aged 15-25 who live, work or study in the Macedon Ranges are eligible to participate in the program.

In 2020/21 we reviewed and remodelled our Youth Ambassador program to ensure the activities it offers are relevant, and useful for young People in the shire.  Check out our two new programs below: GREEN MEANS GO and LEADERS IN THE LOOP.

For general Youth Ambassadors Program enquiries, email youth@mrsc.vic.gov.au or call (03) 5422 0221.

GREEN MEANS GO

Got a passion project you want to get started, or one you want to keep go, go, going? GREEN MEANS GO gives dollars and project support to young people looking to do just that.

  • Supports young people in pursuing projects they are passionate about
  • Offers financial support of up to $1,000 for selected projects
  • Offers worker time and skills support through a series of project ‘cluster’ workshops
  • Participants can apply by pitching their projects through our Green Means Go ‘Pitch’ portal

To register your interest for GREEN MEANS GO project funding, email youth@mrsc.vic.gov.au

LEADERS IN THE LOOP

Know what young people want and want to tell us? LEADERS IN THE LOOP gives young people a seat and a say at the Council and community consultation table.

  • Supports young leaders by bringing them into consultation and decision making loops
  • Enables young leaders to feedback directly to decision makers in the community
  • Offers payment to young leaders for their time and input into consultations
  • Participants can apply by registering their interest through the Leaders in the Loop portal

To register your interest in being a Leader in the Loop, email youth@mrsc.vic.gov.au 

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.

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.

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