Our Inspiring Young People

Check out these snapshots of our awesome young people. Find out about the journeys they are on, how they started and where they want to go.

Toby Fleming

Toby Fleming

FromBoorcan, VictoriaAge18StudyBachelor of Agriculture (Technology), University of New EnglandToby's JourneyHigh school I was privileged enough to spend all of my schooling in rural Victoria, attending Mercy Regional College in Camperdown for my high school years....

Thomas Picone

Thomas Picone

FromPort Campbell, VictoriaAge24StudyBachelor of Creative Arts (Writing & Theatre) at La Trobe University.PassionsCreative Arts, HospitalityTom's JourneyHigh School I grew up in Port Campbell, near the 12 Apostles in South-West Victoria, and went to Timboon P-12...

Toby Wilson

Toby Wilson

FromWoomelang, VictoriaAge24StudyBachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) at Deakin Geelong.CareerStructural EngineerToby's JourneyHigh School I went to high school in rural Victoria. I went to Hopetoun P-12 College and then finished my final year as a boarder at...

Rebecca McKenzie

Rebecca McKenzie

FromCohuna, Victoria.Age26StudyBachelor of Education, Federation UniversityPassionsPrimary Teaching, rural schools.Rebecca McKenzieGrowing up rural I was born and raised in Cohuna, where I went to my local school. My town and my school were small, but we got the type...

Jack Quick

Jack Quick

FromBrim, VictoriaAge22StudyBachelor of Arts (Photography and Journalism) at Deakin,  Burwood.AspirationsPhotojournalism, with a focus on the car industry.Jack's JourneyGrowing Up in Western Victoria Living in a small community gives you experiences and skills that...

Charlotte Nixon

Charlotte Nixon

FromOuyen, VictoriaStudyBachelor of Primary Education/Arts, Flinders UniversityPassionsArts, Education, Rural EducationCharlotte's JourneySchool Life I completed my entire school education in rural Victoria at Ouyen Primary School and then Ouyen P-12 College. I...

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...

Hayley Weel

Hayley Weel

FromCooriemungle, VictoriaAge24StudyBachelor of Social Work at Deakin University, GeelongWorkSocial WorkerHayley's JourneyChoosing Uni All honesty, Deakin in Geelong was the closest school to home, and since my sister had been living in Geelong for the last 5 years it...