Mapped to the curriculum and designed for secondary schools the program gives students $20 of start-up capital to create, launch and operate their own venture over the course of a school term.
$20 Boss is aligned with thee National Curriculum across English, Economics, Business and Mathematics. It is also mapped to Foundation and Intermediate level VCAL.
Depending on your schools access to tech, we also provide an online platform MyEd, where the content is presented in a more interactive and digital way.
Once registered, Teachers receive a teacher toolkit that includes all content required to deliver the program in the classroom – including printable lesson plans, a sample implementation plan, assessments, and homework templates.
We find that some teachers just pick up – and go, and some others expand the content to greater learning objectives, it’s completely up to you!
The program is made up of seven modules and each module will take 90 –
200 minutes, however the modules can be adapted to suit your schools needs. The program has been designed to be deliver across a 10 week school term but can be either expanded or shortened to suit your capacity.
The program has been designed for secondary school aged students, but have seen students from Year 5/6 through to VCAL participate. We have seen an increase of community organisations and groups utilise the program also. It a great way to enhance or support a range of other school based activities.
We have limited spaces, however some registrations will be eligible to receive $20 start-up capital per registered student.
Real money makes it very immersive, and students love it! To support the ongoing growth of the program, the expectation is that students pay back their $20 plus a $1 ‘legacy donation’ at the end of the challenge to keep the program sustainable and maintain a ‘bank’ to support future students.
We encourage schools to have the option of self-funding the program internally.
Students participating in the program will be eligible to apply for the $20 Boss State and National Awards, and be considered for FYA’s Unleashed Awards that celebrate youth-led innovation and social entrepreneurship. The awards details are still to be finalised, but will be around October. Prize packs and cash prizes available. More information to be provided
The program is encouraged to be delivered in Term 2 or Term 3 to ensure your students businesses are eligible for the State and National awards, however the program can be delivered at any point in the year. Registrations will close in May – or until spaces are filled.