In 2020, FYA will be delivering the Innovation Nation program to years 9, 10 and 11 students from schools with an ICSEA (Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage) value below 1100 in Greater Western Sydney and Metropolitan Melbourne. Not sure if you’re eligible?
Contact the Innovation Nation team at firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss your schools participation.
Yes! FYA provides the Innovation Nation program for free to participating schools.
Yes, the minimum number of students required per school for the social entrepreneurship workshop is 25, with at least two groups to apply for the Amplify Phase. If you do not have the number of students necessary to participate in the program and would like to be considered, get in touch with our team at email@example.com and we’ll chat to you about your specific program needs.
Yes, in 2020 we are only able to offer the program to 10 schools in Sydney, and 10 schools in Melbourne. Get in early to ensure your school’s place in the program! Registration closes 30 November 2019.
The Innovation Nation program content has been mapped to the Australian Curriculum for years 9 and 10 with the following subjects:
Students build enterprise skills which are mapped against the Australian Curriculum’s general capabilities. You will find detailed mapping included in the teacher toolkit.
When integrated with the curriculum appropriately, the program can also enhance and support in-school project-based learning or welling programs.
Enterprising skills are transferable skills such as digital literacy, financial literacy, communication, collaboration, resilience, teamwork, creativity and problem-solving. Currently, around 70% of today’s entry level jobs are at risk of being automated in the next 10-15 years, while 70% of the jobs least likely to be automated (jobs of the future) will require these enterprising skills. Innovation Nation is a demonstration of how to equip students with these skills and set them up for success.
FYA’s expert facilitators and workshop leaders will deliver the initial social entrepreneurship workshop to students in school. After the workshop, teachers are provided a comprehensive teacher toolkit to guide them to support students in developing their ideas further, getting them ready for the Amplify Phase.
Yes, business coaches from Citi Australia will be paired with young people in the Amplify Phase to share their insights and support participants to grow their projects.
Innovation Nation is funded by Citi Foundation as part of its’ Pathways to Progress initiative. Pathways to Progress is the Citi Foundation’s response to the persistent issue of youth unemployment globally. Led by the philanthropic efforts of the Citi Foundation, and strengthened by the active involvement of dedicated Citi volunteers, the Pathways to Progress initiative supports programs that help young people, ages 16-24, to build an entrepreneurial mindset, acquire leadership, financial and workplace skills, and begin to engage in the formal economy through a first job. To support these efforts, Citi is mobilising 10,000 Citi volunteers to serve as mentors, coaches, and provide professional advice to help young people move towards their career goals.
We are a national, for purpose organisation working with and for 4.6 million young people across Australia and the systems that support them. Our mission is to create an Australia where young people are valued, supported and engaged.