$20 Boss

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

$20 Boss is a nationwide in-school entrepreneurship program for primary and secondary school students. Students are provided with $20 of start-up capital to create, launch and operate a business venture over the course of a school term.

The $20 Boss program is about putting skills development at the forefront of learning. The program toolkit includes comprehensive lesson materials, a variety of tasks and activities, teacher notes, assessment and monitoring tools, as well as advice and inspiration to enrich enterprise learning.

Developed by the Foundation for Young Australians in consultation with students and educators, the $20 Boss program is the largest entrepreneurship program in Australia. In the past four years over 30,000 students across Australia from over 500 schools have participated in the program.


Have you heard about our new toolkit?

Informed by teacher and student feedback the 2019 program includes an updated learner journey and a refreshed toolkit where students will explore six phases designed to promote critical and creative thinking. Find out more on our updated toolkit page and register below to try out the new toolkit in term 2!

REGISTER FOR 2019

Why should your school take part in $20 Boss?

$20 Boss provides 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 lifetime.

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. For more information read FYA’s New Work Order Report Series.

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.
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 is prioritised and embedded throughout, and covers the social and emotional aspects of financial decision-making.

 

Award Winners 2018
Meet the winners from the 2018 $20 Boss awards and take a look at the awesome variety of 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

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Register for the program today to access the program materials for 2019

The $20 Boss program is about putting skills development at the forefront of learning. The program toolkit includes comprehensive lesson materials, a variety of tasks and activities, teacher notes, assessment and monitoring tools, as well as advice and inspiration to enrich enterprise learning.

 

register FOR 2019

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$20 Boss FAQs

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2017 Snapshot
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