Telstra Foundation




Young Change Agents first worked with Telstra in 2016 on a joint project with Cerebral Palsy Alliance. In 2018, Young Change Agents became a Digital Futures partner and in 2020 is completing programs and providing teacher capacity building across regional and rural areas in NSW, QLD, NT, VIC, SA and TAS. The partnership also included a pilot program working with youth at Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice in NSW.



Sponsored by Telstra Foundation

SICShopping

Creating economic opportunities whilst connecting the communities of Yeppoon and Rockhampton

Startup

Rockhampton

Travel on the Gravel (TOG)

Students in regional areas spend a lot of time travelling to school or other locations.

Piloting

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

A new leaf

Making affordable ethical products accessible.

YINC

Northern Rivers

Missing Link

Helping young people to seek help when they need it

YINC

Darwin & Surrounds

VR Insight

Increasing opportunities for youth to learn about different jobs and industries

YINC

Darwin & Surrounds

Croc Games

Creating alcohol free family entertainment

YINC

Darwin & Surrounds

Hear Our Voice

Forging strong partnerships between councils and communities

YINC

Rockhampton

News Flash

Empowering women by increasing their options to respond to violence.

YINC

Darwin & Surrounds

Fence Checker App

Improve farmers quality of life through automation

New Idea

Rockhampton

LGBTQIA+ App

Helping people better understand the LGBTQIA+ community.

New Idea

Hobart

Don't Be Racist

Raising awareness of racism within our community.

New Idea

Hobart

K-SEED Bike Rentals

Reducing carbon emissions in the community

New Idea

Northern Rivers

Pedal Pals

Reducing pollution and increasing people's health.

New Idea

Victoria

Connect the Dots

Increasing connection, understanding and respect for indigenous culture and heritage.

New Idea

Victoria

Internal Student Motivator (ISMO)

Motivating students to get back to doing the things they enjoy.

New Idea

Victoria

The Gap

Bridging the gap between the homeless and affordable housing.

New Idea

Northern Rivers

The Loop

Guiding engaged and active young minds and bodies.

New Idea

Northern Rivers

Heads-up

Empowering teaching from the bottom up on student mental health.

New Idea

Northern Rivers

Mind Arties and Crafties

Reducing addiction in young people through art and craft.

New Idea

North Tasmania

Litter Rescue

Reducing littering and its impact on our community.

New Idea

North Tasmania

We Want A Future

Helping people in drought to have easy access to water

New Idea

Northern Rivers

Socks for Support

Raising money for mental health support services that are underfunded

New Idea

Northern Rivers

J.L.S.K

Supporting teens and young adults with their mental health.

New Idea

Northern Rivers

Fit Lip

Encouraging kids to stay healthy and fit at school

New Idea

Northern Rivers

Waste 2 Wear

Increasing awareness of the impact of rubbish on our oceans.

New Idea

Northern Rivers

Allstar

Connecting school students, business, industry and community.

New Idea

Adelaide

Better Bags

Be the better person, buy the better bag.

New Idea

Adelaide

Multicultured Babies

Differences are what makes us, us.

New Idea

Adelaide

tellUs

Every voice heard!

New Idea

Adelaide

Caraphy

We care for the people out there.

New Idea

Adelaide

Nature's Necessities

Natural, animal and environmentally friendly beauty products.

New Idea

Adelaide

YOUtell

Connect authentically with local youth.

New Idea

Mt Gambier

OINK

Youth employment made easy.

New Idea

Mt Gambier

Build-A-Biz

Helping small businesses find their feet.

New Idea

Mt Gambier

Wonderwalks

Tackling childhood obesity with compassion and fun

New Idea

Murraylands Region

Murrayland Tours

Promoting tourism in the Murraylands

New Idea

Murraylands Region

Asset Rich

Sharing assets, sharing success

New Idea

Murraylands Region

Rubbish to Art

Combining creativity and sustainability

New Idea

Brisbane

Cerebro Games

Cultivating a growth mindset in young people

New Idea

Brisbane

Hopeful Homes .Co

Creating opportunities for those in need

New Idea

Brisbane

Green Thumb Corp

Encouraging healthy eating in our community

New Idea

Brisbane

S.E.E.B Environment

Protecting our native wildlife

New Idea

Brisbane

Back Off Birds

Keeping our school clean with compassion

New Idea

Brisbane

Pretty Little Darling

Girls of Bourke are bored and do not have enough options to be entertained.

New Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Youth Opps App

Young people don’t have access to work opportunities in the shire.

New Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Flower Power

Due to the drought in our region we need to use water resources effectively.

New Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Insert Boredom Here

Young people are bored and don’t have anything interesting to do in country towns, resulting in high instances of drug use.

New Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Can Tag

Times are tough/ No one is interested in helping local young people and are too busy looking after themselves

New Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Carrot Top

Local people lack water options

New Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Along the River

How might we provide food services at Timbre Bongie Falls and other landmarks in the Narromine Shire?

New Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Smart Waste

How might we get people to care about reducing littering? Help people to be part of the recycling community? Make people litter-wise?

New Idea

Darwin & Surrounds

Plastivo

How might we stop plastic going into the ocean and educate people about its effects on the environment?

New Idea

Gippsland

Trust Talks

How might we help young people to feel safe and supported?

New Idea

Gippsland

Mushroom in a Box

How do we decrease the amount of plastic in our environment?

New Idea

Gippsland

Uptown Junk

How do we decrease the amount of rubbish consumed?

New Idea

Hobart

Made for Mums

Why is there so much family violence in our community?

New Idea

Hobart

Destress the Mess

How do we reduce mental health issues amongst students?

New Idea

Hobart

Tasmania Local Link Up

How might we create a sense of community amongst disengaged youth?

New Idea

Hobart

Our Community Garden

We believe it is important for the Birkdale community to have access to affordable, nutritious and locally grown fruit and vegetables.

New Idea

Brisbane, Gold Coast

Grocery Guide

Reducing food waste at a household level

New Idea

Darwin & Surrounds

Sports Travelleze

We believe students who do sport need an easy, safe way to travel to and from events.

New Idea

Gold Coast

IOCA

Replacing plastic with an eco friendly alternative

New Idea

Darwin & Surrounds

Ute-Topia

Generating tourist interest in our community

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Star Services

Building strong intergenerational relationships

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Express Bus

Improving our local education system

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Uni Connect

Improving workloads for high school teachers

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

CL Corp

Creating links between council and community members

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Edward Adventures

Bringing new opportunities to our community

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Youth Community Movement

Helping troubled youth find safe spaces

New Idea

Central Coast - NSW

Easy Works

Improving employment for blue collar workers through social connection and accessibility

New Idea

Central Coast - NSW

Red Gravity Bracelets

We believe it's important for children to be creative, resilient, build their own sense of community and strengthen their own mental health.

New Idea

Brisbane, Gold Coast

Doctor on the Go

We believe everyone, particularly people in rural areas, should have access to the tailored medical care they need.

New Idea

Upper Hunter - NSW

Barry the Vending Fridge

We believe food wastage is a significant issue in Australia. We want to find creative ways to help Australia reduce how much food they throw away.

New Idea

Upper Hunter - NSW

Tech Pool

Promoting digital learning in modern classrooms and providing equity of access to technology for all students

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Get Fed

Combatting the drought crisis by providing aid to Australian farmers

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

FABULIS

Providing support to struggling farmers in drought affected areas by creating positive rural/urban connections

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Farm2Family

Promoting the livelihood of local farmers and providing entry level and disability employment services

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

HayFC

Supporting the Hay community by providing local employment opportunities.

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

JLTD Recycling

Encouraging the Hay community to think sustainably and engage in recycling to better the environment.

New Idea

Rural South-West NSW

KRACL Active Kids

Promoting an active lifestyle and improving the physical health of Australian youth

New Idea

Rockhampton

Yeppoon Youth Group

Providing opportunities for youth of the Yeppoon area to help keep them off the streets

New Idea

Rockhampton

Calc Your Food

Improving customer purchasing habits and reducing food waste in Rockhampton

New Idea

Rockhampton

Ragz to Riche$

Empowering and upskilling homeless citizens to help them get back on their feet

New Idea

Rockhampton