Student Ambassador Program submissions close 22 June
Do you know a great student leader?
We are excited to announce that submissions have opened for our new 2018 Student Ambassador Program. We invite schools to nominate a student from their school who demonstrates a strong sense of social justice, a passion for literacy, and great leadership skills.
The program nurtures these young leaders and empowers them to advocate the work of the ILF and run a Great Book Swapevent in their local community.
Ten students from around Australia will be selected. They will receive...
A lunch meeting with an ILF ambassador, such as Jessica Mauboy or Josh Pyke (subject to availability)
The chance to receive a school visit from a remote community school (Melbourne and Sydney schools only)
Mentoring support to develop skills
The opportunity to attend Indigenous Literacy Day events as a VIP
The chance to have their story and school showcased on our website and in media
Why should your school elect a student ambassador?
Promotes leadership skills (public speaking, writing and organisational skills)
Engages school in a social justice initiative
Promotes students' career prospects and connects them with likeminded ambassadors
Helps students build knowledge, empathy and a sense of agency in making a difference
Details of entry (closes Friday 22 June)
Enter the running via video entry! Why video? We want to get to know the real 'you', off paper. We encourage students to get creative with their entry and show us why they would make a great ambassador for our Foundation.
“My personal experience is that the children are so keen to read, learn and explore through the books.
This program is significant. This program responds to social inequity and is making a difference.”