Living Young

A 2018-2021 action plan for our young people.
Our Vision: Young people are supported to shape the City of Unley and engage with us about the things that matter to them.

Change Makers

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Change Makers is about creating a community of young people who are able and passionate about creating the future they want to see.

The Change Makers program has empowered six young entrepreneurs to create four new social enterprises: Purposeful Produce, Edge STEM, Wine 4 Women, and Taproots. View the videos below to learn about each business. Discover what the Change Makers have achieved so far and how it feels to be the change.
 

 

 

 

  • The Goal
    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 understand 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 Taboo, a local example of positive social change.
  • The Plan
    Change Makers will learn how to apply a business model to their idea, pitch for seed money, receiving coaching, and be mentored by experienced business people and entrepreneurs while they make their social enterprise a reality.
  • Join The Change

    We are looking for Change Makers and Mentors.

    Change Makers

    Teams of 2-3 young people aged 18-25 years:

    • who live, work, volunteer, 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 Program. 


    Mentors

    Passionate business people and entrepreneurs:

    • with proven experience and expertise in enterprise and innovation
    • who are committed to empowering young people and
    • who can spend a minimum of 2 hours each week over 4 weeks to guide a Change Maker team.


    The program will start early in 2019, with more details to come.