Young Change Agents provides design-thinking based workshops for both students and educators.
From design challenges, to 1-5 day workshops, through to a yearly program - our programs have been designed to scaffold entrepreneurial learning across the 10-21 age group. Most of our programs can be delivered virtually as required.
Select a program below to find out more or contact us.
Students are empowered to bring their ideas to life with mentoring and masterclasses. This is a youth focused program that mirrors adult-based incubator programs in content and style. We also provide opportunities for young people to build their prototypes and crowdfund to launch their enterprise.
Young Change Agents is a founding partner of these national awards recognising the incredible entrepreneurial ideas and achievements of young people from across the country. Students will become part of a community of young change makers and get feedback on their ideas.
We run design thinking challenges for young people that focus on a specific theme or issue and take students through empathy, problem definition, ideation, validation, prototyping and presenting their early stage idea. We also run quarterly nation-wide design challenges - check out past and current challenges!
This is a real-world experience of the life of a startup where students go through the process of launching, managing and closing an enterprise. It runs over a Semester or a full year and provides an opportunity for students for community and industry outreach.
This program launches a retail social enterprise within a school, providing a real-world experience of working in a venture for students. Students are empowered to design products for the store, provided with digital "currency" and additionally to learn financial literacy and sustainability.
"We saw that the [YCA] program was a great mix of two things for our girls:
1.The design thinking process and
2. The whole entrepreneurial style of ideas being mixed with social consciousness which was important for us."
Belinda Kelly, Principal Riverside Girls High School