$20 Boss

Australia’s education system is focussed on scores not skills. As a result, not all young people are developing the skills they need for now and the future. How can we better prepare them?

$20 Boss is a free-to-access program that provides $20 of real money to build a business and a tangible way of supporting students to learn, identify and talk about the skills they’re building. Through $20 Boss we flip the focus by challenging students to solve a real problem and help them better understand their relationship with money.

Developed in consultation with students and educators, the $20 Boss program is the largest entrepreneurship program in Australia. Since 2015, we’ve had 50,000 students from 700 schools across Australia participate in the $20 Boss program.

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Why should your school take part in $20 Boss?

$20 Boss provides primary and secondary educators with the tools and frameworks to facilitate important enterprise learning. The world of work is changing and schools need to prepare students by creating opportunities to build valuable skills like financial literacy, teamwork and entrepreneurship.

By 2030, all jobs across all sectors are going to look different. Automation, globalisation and more flexible working arrangements are rapidly reshaping our economy and workforce. In this future world of work, young people are predicted to have 17 different jobs over 5 careers in their lifetimes.

To ensure young Australians are equipped with the enterprise skills and career management capabilities needed to thrive in the new work order, there is an urgent need for early intervention in schools. While Australia’s education system has many strengths, we believe that more needs to be done to ensure all young people have the opportunity to build these important skills.

Read FYA’s New Work Order Reports: www.fya.org.au/our-research.

Mapped to the Australian Curriculum
$20 Boss has been designed to fit seamlessly into the Australian Curriculum and is mapped against general capabilities and relevant learning areas for years 5-10 and VCAL.
Skills-driven learning
$20 Boss puts the development of enterprise skills like critical and creative thinking, teamwork and entrepreneurship at the forefront of learning.
Financial capabilities in context
Financial capabilities development are prioritised and embedded throughout the program. It also covers the social and emotional aspects of financial decision-making.

 

Award Winners 2018
Meet the winners of the 2018 $20 Boss awards! Take a look at the awesome businesses created by students.

AWARD WINNERS

$20 Boss Program Redesign
Download a program overview of the new and refreshed $20 Boss toolkit here.

LEARNER OVERVIEW

Want In?
What could your students do with $20? The answer might surprise you!

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2018 Evaluation Snapshot
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