We’re working with young people and parents right across the state who are just as passionate as us about creating healthier communities.

Our Community Champions are generously sharing their stories and ideas to help shape the solutions for the future. Together, we are on a mission to support Victoria’s young people to lead healthier, happier lives. Inspired? Us too! You can share YOUR ideas here.

 

Photo of Alannah, a 25-year-old person (she/her) with brown hair tied back. She is wearing a dusty pink top and is smiling directly at the camera. Alannah is in front of a forest green wall, with palm tree leaves behind her right shoulder.

Name: Alannah
Age: 25
Location: Wodonga
Work: Hospitality Worker
Pronouns: She/Her

Meet Alannah
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Photo of Ashika, a 41-year-old person (she/her) with dark brown hair, blonde highlights and brown eyes. Ashika is wearing a high neck black rash vest underneath a red short sleeved shirt with a white skull and cross bones logo. Ashika is pictured holding a blue surfboard on beach background.

Name: Ashika
Age: 41
Location: Maribyrnong
Pronouns: She/Her

Meet Ashika
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Photo of Coco, a 22-year-old person (they/them) with dark brown short hair with purple highlights and green eyes. Coco has a silver septum ring and is pictured with a light beige background.

Name: Coco
Age: 19
Studies: Global studies
Work: Not For Profit
Location: Port Phillip
Pronouns: They/Them

Meet Coco
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Photo of Danica, a 21-year-old old person (she/her) with dark brown short hair and brown eyes. She is wearing a black denim jacket over a collared shirt with a blue, mustard, lime and brown abstract print. Danica is pictures smiling outdoors at night with trees in the background.

Name: Danica
Age: 21
Location: Whitehorse
Pronouns: She/Her

Meet Danica
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Photo of Felicia, a 39-year-old person (she/her) with shoulder length dark brown hair and green eyes. Felicia is wearing a blue and white speckled top covered with a navy blue blazer. She is pictured with a black and white vertical stripes background.

Name: Felicia
Age: 39
Location: Knox
Pronouns: She/Her

Meet Felicia
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Photo of James, a 24-year-old person (he/him) with short dark brown hair, a moustache, stubble and green eyes. James is wearing a dark charcoal t-shirt with a white background a green plant behind his left shoulder.

Name: James
Age: 24
Work: Education Support Worker and Welfare Support Officer
Location: Moira
Pronouns: He/Him

Meet James
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Photo of Jessi a 21-year-old person (she) with dark brown short hair with amber highlights. Jessi is smiling looking at her brown and white cocker spaniel. She is wearing blue rimmed glasses, a navy short sleeved dress with white roses on it and a collection of coloured bracelets. Jessi is pictured sitting on a chair in the garden with green and pink plants in the background.

Name: Jessi
Age: 21
Studies: Health Sciences
Location: Glen Eira
Pronouns: She/Her

Meet Jessi
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Photo of Josh, a 20-year-old person (he/him) with short black hair. Josh is wearing a black t-shirt, and is standing at a wooden lookout with a beach in the background.

Name: Josh
Age: 20
Work: Civil Construction
Location: Ballarat
Pronouns: He/Him

Meet Josh
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Photo of Manahil, a 21-year-old person (she/her) with long black hair. Manahil is smiling at the camera wearing a silver circle pendant, brown t-shirt with a blue photograph of a basketball net in the background.

Name: Manahil
Age: 19
Location: Casey
Pronouns: She/Her

Meet Manahil
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Photo of Mark, a 22-year-old person (he/him) with short black and grey hair. Mark is smiling at the camera, wearing round glasses and holding his hand up in a peace symbol. Mark is photographed on the Flinders Street bridge with the Yarra River in his background.

Name: Mark
Age: 22
Work: Youth engagement
Studies: Honours of Criminology
Location: Moonee Valley
Pronouns: He/Him

Meet Mark
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Photo of Mitch, a 25-year-old person (she/her) with short, dark brown hair. Mitch is smiling at the camera wearing a blue collared shirt with pink leaves on it. Mitch is pictured in front of a white house with green lawns and trees around him.

Name: Mitch
Age: 25
Location: Hume
Work: Primary School Teacher
Pronouns: He/Him

Meet Mitch
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Photo of Ravi, a 25-year-old person (he/him) with short, black hair, as well as a moustache and beard. Ravi is wearing black rimmed glasses, with a black checked shirt and light grey blazer. Ravi is pictured in a building archway, with a courtyard blurred directly behind him.

Name: Ravi
Age: 26
Work: National Communications Director
Location: Brimbank
Pronouns: He/Him

Meet Ravi
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Photo of Yaqub, a 18-year-old person (he/him) with short, curly black hair. Yaquab is wearing black t-shirt. Ravi is pictured inside on a desk chair with cream coloured walls behind him.

Name: Yaqub
Age: 18
Studies: Student
Location: Melbourne
Pronouns: He/Him

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Photo of Zahra, a 20-year-old person (she/her) wearing a light pink hijab and mustard yellow bucket hat. Zahra is wearing a black weatherproof jacket with white zip. Zahra is pictured in front of a large lake with mountains and trees in the background.

Name: Zahra
Age: 20
Studies: Media Studies
Location: Casey
Pronouns: She/Her

Meet Zahra