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.
“(I was inspired by) my time spent in remote Indigenous communities, and the ambassadorship of singer-songwriter Josh Pyke. In addition, the desire for this event to serve something more important than just the release of my music”
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) acknowledges First Nations peoples and recognises their continuous connection to Country, community and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and honour the sharing of traditional stories passed down through generations. In particular, ILF acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our head office is based in Sydney.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation further recognises the important role that language and storytelling have for culture and community, and the responsibilities that come with our work in these areas. If you notice any information you believe is inaccurate, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation works as an initiative of the Australian Book Industry with the
Indigenous Literacy Foundation is registered with the ACNC and is a Public Benevolent Institution with DGR1 and TCC status.