$20 Boss is a free-to-access program that provides a tangible way of supporting students to learn, identify and talk about the skills they’re building. $20 Boss supports students to solve a real problem and helps them better understand their relationship with money.
$20 Boss is a free program that provides a tangible way of supporting students to learn, identify and talk about the skills they are building. Through $20 Boss we flip the focus by challenging students to solve a real problem and help them better understand their relationship with money.
Developed in consultation with students and educators, the $20 Boss program is the largest entrepreneurship program in Australia. The program was designed and delivered by the Foundation for Young Australians from 2015-2020. Over 180,000 young people from 1,500 schools across Australia have participated in the program since 2015. From 2021, Young Change Agents will be supporting $20 Boss to be delivered in schools across Australia.
$20 Boss provides a framework to prepare students for the future through providing educators with the tools and frameworks to facilitate important enterprise learning. This is an accessible program for all educators to run because it is:
- Mapped to the Australian curriculum: $20 Boss has been designed to fit seamlessly into the Australian Curriculum and is mapped against general capabilities and relevant learning areas for years 5-10 and VCAL.
- Skills-driven learning: $20 Boss puts the development of enterprise skills like critical and creative thinking, teamwork and entrepreneurship at the forefront of learning.
- Has comprehensive toolkits: A Full, Lite, and Five Step Toolkit are available for free to support teachers to deliver the program. These toolkits provide lesson plans, worksheets resources and more.
Young Change Agents is currently preparing a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to provide low socioeconomic schools with $20 per student so they can participate in the program. Other schools can get in touch about how to raise their own funds to run the program.
To understand the $20 Boss program in more detail you can watch this video of $20 Boss alumni, Noah, who is the founder of Sticky Pronk.
Do you have questions about this program?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions
$20 Boss Toolkits
Find out more about the toolkit and resources available for this program on our $20 Boss Toolkit page
Are you interested in recognising the incredible work of your students?
Check out the $20 Boss Awards