In 2021, Young Change Agents ran the Financial Wellbeing Youth Design Challenge. The challenge asked young people aged 10-21 to consider the following question: "How might we introduce financial wellbeing at a younger age and make it friendly, relevant and engaging for young people?"
Students from Saint Stephens College on the Gold Coast identified that financial education can be "boring", and isn't engaging for young people.
To address this problem, the students came up with Millionairs – a board game for children in Years 5–8. The board game is designed to be played over a school term, and students will have to try and make financial decisions with their monopoly. Inspired by Monopoly and the Game of Life, Millionairs aims to teach young people about financial concepts such as investments, wages, budgeting, and financial decision making.
This year the team from Saint Stephens will be prototyping and testing their board game with students from their school with the support of Young Change Agents.
Find out more about their project here.