“I have been amazed to see the growth in confidence as my students made real progress and real money in their business. Their dedication to the company has been inspiring and amazing!”
$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.
$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.