The Rural Ontario Institute has announced the 2020 cohort of the Rural Change Makers pilot project. Eighteen participants, aged 18 to 29, will have the opportunity to make an impact in their rural community. They will develop a systems thinking approach and become catalysts for community led development.
In a media release yesterday, the Institute says the vision of the Rural Change Makers Program is to grow the capacity of young adults to serve as changemakers and strengthen rural community development by providing leadership opportunities through sustainable, experiential learning.
1 of the 18 candidates is 19 year old Alexis Kuper, who was born and raised in Mapleton. Currently a student at University of Ottawa, Alexis for the time being is continuing her studies from her home dairy farm.
A full list of the candidates and their profiles can be found at https://www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca/currentparticipants