YOUNG people aged 15 to 25 who live, work or study in the Macedon Ranges Shire are encouraged to become involved in the revamped Youth Ambassador Program.

The new-look program includes two innovative initiatives ‘Green Means Go’ and ‘Leaders in the Loop’.

Green Means Go provides funding and project support to young people who have a passion project they want to start, or one they want to keep going by offering financial support, worker time and skills support, enabling young leaders to deal directly to decision makers in the community and offering payment to young leaders for their time and input into consultations.

Macedon Ranges Shire Mayor Jennifer Anderson said council recognised youth were not only the leaders of tomorrow, but also current leaders.

“The Youth Ambassador Program is about actively consulting, engaging and considering young people in council’s decision-making, promoting the views of young people across the community and supporting projects that they are passionate about and determine are needed in the community,” she said.

“Hopefully the new look program will capture the imagination of our young people to energise, inspire and support them in following their passions and ensuring the activities on offer are relevant and useful for young people in the shire.”

To find out more, register or to pitch a project, visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/youth/leadership or call 5422 0333.