Young Global Change Agents

Young Change Agents amplifies the voices and work of young people and creates opportunities to ensure their impact reaches a worldwide audience.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WORLD FORUM

In October 2022, Young Change Agents delivered workshops at the SEWF - Social Enterprise World Forum C.I.C. Youth Forum in Brisbane.

We ran two design thinking workshops where we encouraged participants to find solutions to the following question: How might we create innovative solutions to tackle climate change?

As part of our mission to amplify youth, we invited Alice and Tate, two Year 10 students from Pacific Pines State High School to co-facilitate the program.

In January we also gained our Social Traders Certification. As a result, we have created partnerships with organisations that prioritise social procurement initiatives such as The John Holland Group. We launched our first Industry Intrapreneurship project with the Northwestern Project Alliance/ Level Crossing Project, led by the John Holland Group, in June 2023.

CHANGE THE GAME FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: STUDY NSW

International students face many challenges including housing, employment and building connections in Australia. Early in 2023, Young Change Agents’ proposed to StudyNSW a program which provided these students with the opportunity to identify the root causes of the problems, create business models and pitch their ideas for seed-funding.

The design question posed was, 'how might we design a better experience for international students?' More than 30 international students from universities across NSW, came together to ideate solutions to challenges they faced across three key areas: employment, housing and connections.

Four finalist teams were invited to pitch their ideas at the Study NSW Career Expo to a panel of experts across education and entrepreneurship. The winning team, ISH (International Student Hub), received $1500 in seed funding from Study NSW to develop their idea further with the support of mentors and local community experts.

"What an amazing program. Kids loved it. Parents loved it. Unbelievable."

Matthew Radojevic, Strathmore North Primary School, VIC