Seventeen St Mary’s College students were empowered to bring their entrepreneurial ideas to life through their recent involvement in a one-day workshop delivered by Young Change Agents.
The students, from the Year 9 Economic and Business Elective and Business Studies 3 class, worked in small teams to unpack problems and ideate, validate, prototype and pitch a business idea.
They proposed five different creative ideas, including a mentoring program catering to varying sport abilities, an art competition targeting littering and a website teaching people to be tolerant of different opinions.
A not-for-profit social enterprise, Young Change Agents’ social entrepreneurship programs help youth to see problems as opportunities, focusing on developing mindset, skillset and toolset.
The Year 9 Economics and Business students will use this design-thinking process to plan and undertake their business idea in Term 2 as part of the $20 Boss program, which supports students to solve a real problem and helps them better understand their relationship with money.