After a trial in Victorian schools in 2014, the $20 Boss program was rolled out nationwide for the first time this year.
150 schools across Australia took part, helping their students to grow their innovation muscles and develop entrepreneurial skills.
Through the program, which is sponsored by NAB, students are given $20 in seed funding and the opportunity to plan, budget and market their business idea, and then one month to run their business
To celebrate the success of the program the $20 Boss Awards are now taking place across the country.
The celebrations were kick started at the Youth Business Awards in Darwin where three schools shared in $5,000 prize money for their innovative and enterprising efforts.
The winners were:
- Most Enterprising School – Rosebery Middle School, Darwin (Awarded to the school with the highest average profit per student and high levels of student participation as well as a high contribution to their local community).
- Social Entrepreneur Award – Sean James Escobia and Reasey Keo from Casuarina Senior College, Darwin for his awareness initiative Delete Blood Cancer (Awarded to the business creating the greatest social or environmental impact).
- Best Business Award – Jethro Tessman, Jett Ashdale and Jake Bailey from St Phillips College, Alice Springs for their enterprise JJJ Boot Camp (Celebrating an outstanding student enterprise with great growth potential, good profits, strong impact in their community, sustainable and strategic ideas and great marketing).
The awards will continue in coming weeks to celebrate students across Australia. Keep an eye on www.fya.org.au for full details on the winners.
For more information about FYA and NAB’s $20 Boss program, visit www.20boss.fya.org.au