At Rural Inspire we are driven by the belief that everyone deserves access to creativity, self-belief, positive challenges and a quality education.

As rural and remote young people we are passionate about following our dreams and encouraging our peers to do the same.

Believe

Follow the journeys of other rural young people, get inspired to dream big.

Connect

Start chasing your life after high school, with mentors, resources and more.

Challenge

Realise your full potential, grow leadership skills and use your student voice. 

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Jorja McDonald

Jorja McDonald

FromLalbert, VictoriaWorkAgriculture, Livestock PassionsMental health, rural health, agricultureJorja's Journey Finishing School I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when I completed year 12. I had been accepted into Wagga & Armidale to complete my Bachelor of AG...

Lauren Cain

Lauren Cain

FromMirboo North, VictoriaAge26StudyBachelor of Science; Masters of EnvironmentPassionsAnimals, natural environment, conservationLauren's JourneyHigh School  I went to high school at Mirboo North Secondary College. I really enjoyed English and it was my best subject...

Renae Feder

Renae Feder

FromKaniva, VictoriaAge21StudyBachelor of Education/Health Science, Flinders UniversityAspirationsPE and agricultural teacher, rural education Renae's JourneyAfter Year 12 I moved to Adelaide to live at St Marks College and study a Bachelor of Health Science for my...

Maddy Jeffery

Maddy Jeffery

FromWarracknabeal, VictoriaTravelCanadaPassionsEarly Years Education, ChildcareMaddy's Journey Leaving School Since graduating high school in 2014 my life has been nothing short of hectic. I moved to Melbourne and started attending Deakin University. Now as a student...

Steph Gates

Steph Gates

FromYea, VictoriaTAFEBoxhill InstitutePassionsHelping kids and teenagers, youth counsellingSteph's JourneySchool  I was born in Seymour in country Victoria and lived my earliest years in Yea, a small country town about an hour and a half from Melbourne. My childhood...

From an Email to Canberra

From an Email to Canberra

I first heard about the Rural Youth Ambassadors program when I received an email on an ordinary school day. At the time I had no idea just what that email would lead to.Many of us including myself, applied for this program without any thought that in the near future...

Canberra: Day 3

Canberra: Day 3

Friday was day 3 of the National Forum.  By midday the meetings were finished and ambassadors started rushing off to catch  flights back to their home states.Our third and last day in Canberra started off with a quick breakfast before we headed to our first meeting....

Canberra: Day 2

Canberra: Day 2

Day 2 wrapped up late last night, after a day full of meetings, discussion groups and appointments.Yesterday was a jam packed day for the Rural Youth Ambassadors. In the morning, we participated in many discussion groups. We met with Robbie from the National Careers...

Canberra: Day 1

Canberra: Day 1

The National Forum is an event held at Canberra in the ACT. The forum lasts 4 days, includes meetings with politicians, government officials and tours of universities in Canberra.   We started our day with a buffet breakfast before preparing for the day ahead. After...

Victorian RYA meet with Victorian Minister for Education

Victorian RYA meet with Victorian Minister for Education

In December the Victorian group of Rural Youth Ambassadors met (online) with the Victorian Minister for Education the Honorary James Merlino. We presented our final report for the year which included details of rural student experiences throughout 2020 and...