Join us for a taster session of the Young Change Agents Program!
As part of the 2016 SPARK Festival Sydney, Young Change Agents are giving educators the chance to sample our youth program. Supported by Atlassian design-thinking expert mentors, Young Change Agents will lead you through an interactive workshop where you design a sustainable business model that solves a problem you care about in your community.
- Work with other educators in small teams
- Learn more about social entrepreneurship
- Learn design-thinking skills which you can use in your teaching
- Pitch your idea back for feedback from the group
- Find out how to organise a Young Change Agents program for your school or youth group
“Following the YCA program and the integration of the techniques into my teaching program, I have noticed a significant improvement in several areas relating to student achievement, including assessment grades, student confidence and curiosity and the value of all aspects of business.”
An excerpt from the Program Impact Statement, Riverside Girls High School
2pm: Arrival and team formation
2.15pm: Community mapping and vision
2.45pm: The 5 whys – finding the root cause
3.15pm: Social enterprise and ideation
4pm: Create your business model using the social lean canvas
5.15pm: Pitch your idea over cheese & wine
Who is this for?
Perfect for Principals, School Management, Head of Departments, TAS/Commerce teachers
Margaret O'Brien is Co-Founder of Young Change Agents and a senior consultant with over 18 years’ experience in start-ups, social enterprise, corporates and not-for-profits. In 2015 she advised over 10 social enterprises as part of Social Traders, "The Crunch" incubator. Additionally, she is Director of Strategy for youth foundation Fundacion Afrocaribe in Cartagena, Colombia and is Co-Coordinator of the Sydney Social Enterprise Exchange.
About Young Change Agents
Young Change Agents Young Change Agents is a social entrepreneurship program for 10-18 year olds that helps our youth see problems as opportunities.
It provides them with the tools to think creatively, build skills in critical thinking and communication and empowers them to believe that they are good enough to be entrepreneurs, leaders and world changers.
Best of all, it's fun and exciting to learn how to create a social start-up. We use tools and techniques utilised in real start-up incubators and just like a lean start-up, there will be limited time to get stuff done!
Request a Schools Info Pack: email@example.com
About your host - Atlassian
As Atlassians, we are passionate about tech. Not only the capabilities of application, but also the industry and where it is heading. And so during the 2016 Sydney SPARK Festival, we are getting involved to give back to the start up community - from supporting our future educators and change-makers through to sharing some of the practical lessons we've learnt along the startup journey.
Atlassian unleashes the potential in every team. Their collaboration software helps teams organise, discuss and complete shared work. Teams at more than 60,000 large and small organisations - including Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Visa, BMW and NASA - use Atlassian's project tracking, content creation and sharing, real-time communication and service management products to work better together and deliver quality results on time. Learn about products including JIRA Software, Confluence, HipChat, Bitbucket and JIRA Service Desk at http://atlassian.com.