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St Brendan’s College, St Ursula’s College and Yeppoon High School students have come together for a 3 day workshop created by CQUniversity to focus on becoming "Young Change Agents" - (YCA).
YCA is a social entrepreneurship program for students to help them see problems as opportunities.
The initiative enables students within a forum to unlock their creativity, build skills in critical thinking and communication and empower them to believe they are capable of being entrepreneurs, leaders and world-class change-makers.
Jonathan Gill, Assistant Principal Middle School of St Brendan’s College said: “We are proud to host this great initiative created by CQUniversity which gives students an excellent opportunity to problem solve outside their normal classes.”
“They can extend their minds across multiple curriculum areas and put forward their ideas for the future,” Mr Gill said.
40 Students across the three high schools on the Capricorn Coast were nominated by their teachers and broken into teams to delve into real-world problems they were passionate about.
From there they investigated to find the root of the cause, developed a business model to address it, validated their ideas amongst their peers and concluded with a presentation about their social enterprise to the group.
The YCA initiative is fun, engaging and packed with techniques and tips that will help build their entrepreneurial mindset, skillset and toolset. This mindset works to empower the minds of students to think like job creators, not jobseekers. The aim was for them to leave the workshop with the ambition and drive to create their own pathway for the future.