Developed by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and the National Australia Bank, $20 Boss is an in-school challenge, run by teachers, which provides your students $20 of start-up money to create their own business. At the end of the program, students are encouraged to pay back the start-up money, with a $1 legacy payment. It’s a fantastic way to engage young people in an immersive experience at school that encourages their entrepreneurial spirit.
In 2016: 236 schools registered, 10,186 students participated and 2,500 businesses were created.
Are you a teacher or a student and have participated in $20 Boss this year? We encourage you to nominate yourself or another student’s business to be considered for a raft of awards!
This year the awards are going to be bigger and better. The $20 Boss Awards are now part of one big Awards night! They’re FYA’s annual Unleashed Awards and they’re Australia’s premier social change awards for young people.
In addition to the national Unleashed Awards there will be specific State + Territory winners and high commended recipients just for $20 Boss participants.We recommend you to submit a nomination. Don’t forget to check the box to indicate that you participated in $20 Boss as there are some $20 Boss-specific questions to complete so we have all the info we need and so you’re in the running for the State + Territory awards. Get your skates on! Head over here to submit a nomination before they close at midnight 10 September.
Last year $20 Boss held state-based awards with the aim to reward young entrepreneurs and the schools that support them across the country. Meet the winners by clicking the button below.Meet the winners