About Young Change Agents

 

Young Change Agents helps youth see problems as opportunities through social entrepreneurship

 

Young Change Agents is a NFP social enterprise with a mission to help young people see problems as opportunities through entrepreneurship, Our focus is on building the mindset, skillset and toolset of young people and we do this in a scalable way by investing in eco-system development, teacher capacity building and proprietary technology to support our face-to-face programs. 

In 2020, Young Change Agents is a key delivery partner for the Australian Government initiative, the Academy of Enterprising Girls as well as a Digital Futures Partner of Telstra Foundation reaching youth in regional and rural areas across Australia. Our programs are inclusive of all youth including marginalised and disadvantaged young Australians.

Our Mission

We see a world where:

  • Young people see problems as opportunities
  • Can make a difference
  • Feel empowered to start something good
  • Stand up for things that they are passionate about
  • Believe that they are good enough to be entrepreneurs, leaders and world changers
 

We believe that youth-led initiatives such as Young Change Agents provides young people with the opportunity to exercise leadership, build decision-making skills, and increase their ability to work in a team. This approach allows young individuals to develop multiple core competencies, ranging from cognitive to emotional, physical, moral, vocational, and cultural, ultimately contributing to the young person’s sense of self-worth and identity.

While adult led and government organised initiatives target youth with specific problems and behaviours such a drug abuse, we believe that a youth-led approach is the next step forward, as it challenges young people to lead the way by deciding what needs to be achieved and then accomplishing it. Enabling young people to meaningfully engage in initiatives that they create not only makes youth the stakeholders of their immediate future, but of their community’s long-term well-being.

Our Board

Bridget Armstrong

Margaret O'Brien

CEO & Co-Founder

Ben Marcos

Ben Marcos

Director

Bridget Armstrong

Lenny Repole

Company Secretary

Bridget Armstrong

Bettina Manevski

Chair and Director

Bridget Armstrong

Mali Hawkins

Director

Bridget Armstrong

Parth Gulati

Director