Young Australians are making the world a better place
Save the Children does everything it can to make sure children’s rights are recognised and respected. But we know that young people themselves are the best people to create real, lasting change – and that’s why we run our Youth Ambassadors program.
Each year since 2015, Save the Children’s Youth Ambassadors program has given four young people aged between 14 and 17 the opportunity and support to take their places at the forefront of Australian life.
Our Youth Ambassadors have brought the concerns of young people in their own communities out into the wider community by tabling issues relevant to youth in parliament, writing articles for mainstream media
about their concerns, and speaking at conferences and summits.
They help Save the Children reach our goal of working to uphold, promote and protect children's rights, and are encouraged to focus on what impacts them most.
We’re proud of our past and present Youth Ambassadors as we watch how they inspire and create change in the Australian community.
Find out the latest news on our Youth Ambassadors:
Meet our Youth Ambassadors
In 2017, Melissa Li, 14, Catherine Zhou, 16, Edward Cooper, 14, and Annalise Pearse, 14, represented three different states, and wrote about racism and refugees in the mainstream media. They also took to parliament their concerns on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, education, the environment, and drug and alcohol abuse in schools.