Meet the $20 Boss Alum Turning Metal Waste into Art

Luke founded Rusty Recycle Art, as a Year 8 student while participating in the $20 Boss program at his school. Rusty Recycle Art is a social enterprise that repurposes metal waste, such as old tools and garden furniture, and turns it into sculptural art pieces. Luke designs and welds every single product, and sells them at local nurseries, markets and …

Financial Wellbeing Design Challenge winners to test their board game

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”, …

Students tackle textile waste with social enterprise, Shinely

In 2021, Young Change Agents ran the Future of Fashion Youth Design Challenge. The challenge asked young people aged 10-21 to consider the following question: “How might we innovate the fashion industry to transform the way we create, purchase, and use fashion for work, study, and play?” Samera and Freshta from Para Hills High School in South Australia participated in …

City of Parramatta Co-Design

In 2021, Young Change Agents collaborated with the City of Parramatta to create a co-design workshop that would gather insights from young people about their challenges and hopes for the future of their community. During the workshop, youth participants conducted empathy interviews in pairs and used the insights to ideate solutions to identified issues in their community. The workshop was …

Youth co-design the Tweed Shire Council Outdoor Youth Recreation Action Plan

In 2021 the Tweed Shire Council engaged Young Change Agents to support the development and delivery of a participatory approach to planning and designing outdoor youth recreation spaces, facilities, events and activities in the Tweed region. Young Change Agents and Tweed Shire Council developed a co-design process that engaged youth, industry experts, Council staff and was facilitated by Young Change …

Game Changer Challenge Co-Design & Lead Delivery Partners

In 2021, the NSW Department of Education (DoE) engaged Young Change Agents to co-design the Game Changer Challenge Champion program and deliver key components of the program. The Game Changer Challenge is a design thinking challenge open to NSW schools and explores solutions for real-world problems facing youth. The co-design process included an initial scoping meeting with high-school students and …

Social Enterprise in a Box – school-based retail social enterprise!

Social Enterprise in a Box – create a social enterprise at your school! All Australia’s States and Territories are exploring ways to build students’ 21st century skills and how teachers can best champion this. Young Change Agents’ Social Enterprise in a Box initiative is an innovative way for youth to build social enterprise skills in school, be rewarded for learning and support the …

Young Change Agents is going to India!

PHOTO — MBA students and young entrepreneurs from the B.K.Shroff College of Arts (associated with the University of Mumbai). With Margaret O’Brien, CEO Young Change Agents, Ben Marcos, COO Seventh St Ventures, and Dr Anthony Jensen, Cojoint Lecturer of the Business School at the University of Newcastle. Dr Jensen coordinated the students’ visit from India as part of an international social entrepreneurship summer …