Young Change Agents are passionate supporters of Australian teachers. Our goal is to deliver a fantastic program to students whilst building the capacity of teaching teams in design thinking and social entrepreneurship.
Our train-the-trainer model has four parts:
- Firstly, we spend time with the organising teacher prior to the session to help them set up the program for success at their school, provide basic principles of social entrepreneurship and design thinking and discuss how and who to recruit for the first program.
- Secondly, teachers participate in a YCA facilitated 2.5 day program to experience the activities. This is a powerful way to understand the challenges and expectations of each activity. We brief the teachers before each activity and also explain why we are making suggestions and what to do to help teams if they are having difficulties. They also get to see how their students respond to the content.
- Thirdly, the teachers can access and undertake the online learning via the Young Change Agents platform. ($225 per licence per year).
- Finally, the teachers are able to run the Young Change Agents at their school for additional students, supported by the online resources from Young Change Agents.
Our aim as a social enterprise is to make this learning accessible to all youth. Supporting teachers is the best way to make this happen. As well as the 4 step process above we can also run teacher-only sessions on request.