Living Young is about engaging and enhancing leadership, supporting connections and learning. Our aim is to promote wellbeing and resilience for young people aged 5 to 25 in the City of Unley.
Change Makers is about creating a community of young people who are able and passionate about creating the future they want to see. They believe that a small group of people with a big idea who commit to taking action can make a difference. They understand more can be achieved when they work with and learn from those who have gone down a similar path. While they acknowledge it is a competitive world, they are excited that there has never been more opportunity to leverage resources to sustain their action.
Ideas for change could take the form of starting up a social enterprise or business, a contemporary sporting, lifestyle, health, art, culture club or a community group. Whatever the big idea, it will aim to affect positive and sustained environmental, or health and wellbeing, or financial, economic and social outcomes. Change Makers builds on the success of the 2016 City of Unley Fish Tank Competition which helped launch a local example of positive social change, Taboo.
Change Makers is a 13-week adventure in Becoming the Change that begins January 15, 2018. In the first 5 weeks, Change Maker Teams will learn to apply the 9 step business model canvas to their idea through interactive workshops, and pitch for $1000 seed money. In the next 8 weeks, a mentor very experienced in business and entrepreneurship will guide them to help make their idea for positive social change a reality.
Teams of 2-3 young people aged 18-25 years who live, work, or study in the City of Unley, who have an idea for positive social change, want to be empowered to make it happen, and are committed to completing the 13 week Change Maker Program.
If you have a big idea and no team, we encourage you to still apply. Finding your tribe along the way is all part of the adventure.
Up to seven teams will be selected to take part in Change Makers. Each place in the program is $95 per Change Maker. Applications close Thursday 7 December 2017.
Passionate business people and entrepreneurs with proven experience and expertise in enterprise and innovation, who are committed to empowering young people, and can spend a minimum of 2 hours each week over 8 weeks to guide a Change Maker team.
We will contact you shortly with more information about the application process.
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