Innovation Nation in Schools

Innovation Nation in Schools is FREE to schools and mapped to curriculum!

Innovation Nation in Schools is an in-school enterprise learning program that provides young people with the skills, coaching and seed funding to develop innovative solutions to local community challenges while developing their enterprise and employability skills. The program is designed for Year 10 and 11 students and is facilitated through Western Sydney schools. It is funded by Citi Foundation and delivered by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA).


Why Innovation Nation?

Technology, global competition and changing demography are reshaping our economy and work. FYA’s research demonstrates work opportunities for young people will be very different from those available to their parents. 

Young people need a portfolio of enterprise skills and an entrepreneurial mindset to successfully navigate and thrive in this new work order. Innovation Nation in Schools is a great opportunity to equip your students with these necessary skills. 

Key Dates

  • December 2018 – Express interest for your school – by January 21
  • January 2019 – School on-boarding – by January 31
  • February 2019 – Kick-starter social entrepreneurship workshop delivered by FYA in schools
  • February & March 2019 – Students develop their social change ideas
  • April 2019 –  Students apply for AMPLIFY. Top 10 ideas are selected across schools
  • May 2019 – Students with top 10 ideas attend coaching event at Citi Australia
  • May & June 2019 – Top 10 ideas receive $1000 start-up fund and coaching by Citi Australia employees
  • June 2019 Celebration event: Competition for up to $5000 booster fund

Toolkit is available to guide teachers throughout the program



Phase 1: Kick Start
A one day social entrepreneurship workshop delivered by FYA in schools. A Teachers Toolkit mapped to curriculum to support students to develop their social change ideas and apply for AMPLIFY phase.
Phase 2: Amplify
$1000 start-up fund to each participating school to support their top social change idea. Event at Citi offices for students with top ideas. Coaching by business experts from Citi Australia for students with top ideas.
Phase 3: Celebration
Celebration event: top ideas compete for up to $5000 booster fund.
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Innovation Nation in Schools is proudly supported by Citi Foundation