Different opportunties for different stages.

We understand that educators and schools are at different stages of development in their entrepreneurial education.

To allow us to meet you where we can best serve your needs, we’ve categorised our offering into 3 stages based on where you're at in your entrepreneurial education needs and providing a means for ongoing development and growth of entrepreneurial education in your school.

1. Programs.

We offer programs to suit your requirements. To help you get started and navigate our extensive programs, we've suggested our programs based on your situational circumstances.

New to Entrepreneurial Education with no funding

1.$20 BOSS PROGRAM

$20 Boss is a free-to-access national program that provides a tangible way of supporting students to learn, identify and talk about the skills they’re building.

$20 Boss supports students to solve a real problem and helps them better understand their relationship with money.

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2.DESIGN CHALLENGE

Design thinking challenges for young people that focus on a specific theme or issue and take students through empathy, problem definition, ideation, validation, prototyping and presenting their early stage idea. We also run quarterly nation-wide design challenges.

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New to Entrepreneurial Education with funding

Discovery

Discovery is our one-day "taster session" for students starting out with design thinking and social entrepreneurship.

Students will have the opportunity to map their community, define a problem, ideate solutions, create a value proposition, prototype and present their initial social enterprise concept for feedback!

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Conducted some Entrepreneurial Education Programs

1. Discovery

Discovery is our one-day "taster session" for students starting out with design thinking and social entrepreneurship.

Students will have the opportunity to map their community, define a problem, ideate solutions, create a value proposition, prototype and present their initial social enterprise concept for feedback!

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2. Explorer

2.5 day "hackathon style" or 10 week workshop / program where teams identify problems within their communities then ideate, validate, prototype and pitch a social enterprise idea to a judging panel. Educators learn alongside students.

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Strong Entrepreneurial Education background

1. Social Enterprise in a box

This program launches a social enterprise within a school, providing a real-world experience of working in a venture for students.

RETAIL: Students are empowered to design products for the store, provided with digital "currency" and additionally to learn financial literacy and sustainability.

COFFEE CART: Student create and run a coffee-cart social enterprise learning skills across business and hospitality.

PLANET A.SCHOOLS: Students become environmental change agents, learning from experts and creating environmental impact that saves their school (and community) money in the process.

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2. Navigating the life of a startup

This is a real-world experience of the life of a startup where students go through the process of launching, managing and closing an enterprise.

It runs over two terms or a full year and provides an opportunity for students for community and industry engagement.

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3. Industry Intrapreneurship

This program is an opportunity for young people to experience solving real-world problems for companies across different industries.

Students are presented with a problem and use design thinking processes to develop, validate and prototype solutions.

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Beyond programs

Beyond our programs, we invite you to consider our more in-depth solutions below and how they might integrate with your current programs.

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2. Program pathways.

Our Program Pathways offer students the opportunity to engage with entrepreneurial education as they progress through school and beyond.

It integrates entrepreneurial opportunities throughout the curriculum (e.g. HSIE, D&T) to make it easier for educators to build into their approach.

Young people can also launch and run enterprises to apply and scaffold their enterprise skills.

Our development of program pathways has been a direct result of educators asking for a more integrated approach to one-off programs offerings that have limited impact on students.

Program pathways offer a unique opportunity for educators to grow entrepreneurial education in schools off the back of our successful programs as well as their own initiatives.

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3. Model based approach.

Beyond the Program Pathways, the next evolution of our offering embeds entrepreneurial education holistically, progressing schools towards the level of excellence demanded in Entrepreneurial Schools.

YCA helps schools measure progress and map priorities against the four key pillars of an entrepreneurial school. An entrepreneurial school focuses effort on four key pillars:

  • Building an ecosystem of support for students and educators
  • Building school capacity to support entrepreneurial education
  • Creating learning pathways for students to scaffold their skills
  • Amplifying impact by sharing stories and success.

The entire student community benefits when entrepreneurial learning is embedded in a school.

YCA has developed tools to help schools easily assess their strengths and weaknesses against each key pillar, and plan their next steps. This tool highlights priority actions to help focus growth.

Central to this model approach, is our development of proprietary technology which will help scale our offering to as many schools as possible.

1. Build an eco-system of support.

2. School capacity building.

3. Create learning pathways.

4. Amplification.

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"For me, it's not about every young person becoming an entrepreneur, because that's not for everyone, but I want to instill in my young people that mindset that an entrepreneur has... that persistence, that resourcefulness, the networking..."

Sally Stewart, Para Hills High School, S.A