AOCM Change-Maker National Summit
In 2019 the AOC set out to reward and recognise young Australian Change-Makers - students who demonstrated the Olympic spirit through leadership and driving positive change in their communities, by implementing the Australian Olympic Change-Maker (AOCM) program.
Schools nationally were encouraged to nominate up to two students per school from years 10-12 who embodied the theme of “change.” From the minor to major, ordinary to amazing, whether leading teams, coaching juniors, supporting seniors, making a difference at a sports club, a national cause or effecting change on the world stage.
The nominations received were overwhelming, showcasing 1,027 young Australians whose Olympic spirit transcended the sporting field, acting as a force for positive change in the future.
All nominees were given the opportunity to attend a state or territory forum, with more than 700 attending across Australia. The forums provided a unique opportunity for Change-Makers to come together with other like-minded students from around the country. More than 25 Olympians were engaged in the Forums.
Change-Makers were encouraged to submit a one-minute video that demonstrated how they were driving change in their school or community with their submissions to be reviewed by a panel of Olympians. More than 450 submissions were received to attend the National AOCM Summit.
Although a difficult task, the Olympian panel selected 26 students who stood out as Change-Makers to represent their state, territory and school at the National AOCM Summit.
You can find the list of students selected for the National AOCM Summit