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 …

Supporting Youth with Entrepreneurial Education in Geraldton

In Term 4, 2023 thanks to the support of the City of Greater Geraldton Young Change Agents delivered the Discover and Explore Entrepreneurship Program, which focused on supporting and engaging young people in the Geraldton community to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, skillset, and toolset, and learn about entrepreneurial career pathways.  The program was led by Young Change Agents Programs Manager …

Tiffani’s experience at the 2023 Indigenous Empowerment Summit on Gimuy Country

Participating in the 2023 Indigenous Empowerment Summit on Gimuy Country (Cairns) was a profound and enlightening experience that significantly impacted my perspective and professional aspirations. The summit delved into internal practices, urging attendees to engage in introspection and self-reflection, crucial elements within the context of Indigenous empowerment. Through thought-provoking discussions, immersive workshops, and insightful presentations, I gained a deeper understanding …

$20 Boss Market Day Success at Tennant Creek!

Students of Tennant Creek High have showcased their entrepreneurial business skills at the recent $20 Boss school market day.  The Young Change Agents $20 Boss program provides teachers with the resources, tools and training needed to support their students as they solve a real problem and develop their relationship with money. Teacher Charles Wylie has done a lot of behind …

Introducing our Indigenous Engagement Lead, Kamilaroi woman Tiffani Seaton!

We are excited to introduce our Indigenous Engagement Lead, Tiffani Seaton! As a Kamilaroi woman, Tiff is passionate about closing the gap and creating more opportunities for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities. She is excited to join Young Change Agents in empowering young people to reach their full potential while shaping a brighter future.  With an …

Profit with Purpose: The Social Enterprise Model Explained

What is Social Enterprise? “So, what exactly is social enterprise?” This is one of the most common questions asked of our Young Change Agents team when we talk with educators, collaborators, and students about what we do and who we are.  The Social Enterprise Model Explained… Simply put, a social enterprise is a business entity that aims to address social …

The Future of Travel Design Challenge – An update on the Judges, Prizes, Categories and Key Dates

There are only four weeks until the Future of Travel Youth Design Challenge ends on Friday 4 November.  To find out more, and to enter the challenge, head to this link: Future of Travel Youth Design Challenge Here’s some more information on our special guest judges, prizes, categories and key dates: 👋 Meet our Special Guest Judges: 🗓 Key Dates: 🏆 Categories …

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”, …

Digital Boss Pilot Kicks Off!

Last year we put a call out to schools across Australia to join us in co-designing our newest program at Young Change Agents: Digital Boss. After selecting five top entrepreneurial schools and one regional training centre for youth we launched the first kick off session on the 17th of February to begin the co-design process. The Digital Boss Pilot is …

$20 Boss Kicks Off for Term 1, 2022!

In February we hosted our first community event for 2022 – the $20 Boss Term 1 Kick-Off Event with educators joining from across the country! There was a lot of excitement and enthusiasm during the event as teachers who were new to $20 Boss, and teacher champions who’ve been running the program for years had the opportunity to network, exchange …