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Years 5-12  / Up to 100 students / Half day or full day

The Project Gen Z team have gathered together some of the country’s top social entrepreneurs to design a new 1 day program to inspire and educate the next generation to change the world.

Changemaker gives students the opportunity
to learn about social enterprise and explore how business can make a difference. The day starts with an inspirational keynote from one of Australia’s top social entrepreneurs. Students will learn how the entrepreneur built a business to solve a global or community problem, taking risks to create positive changes in society.

Once students understand more about social entrepreneurship, they will go head to head in the

‘Changemakers Challenge’, an educational and exciting competition where students will work in

teams to identify a social problem and invent a way to address the problem using business.

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  • Students hear from a real social entrepreneur, how they navigated life after school, overcame obstacles and found their passion to change the world.
  • Students learn how business can be used as a force for good.
  • ​Students split into teams to take part in ‘The Changemaker Challenge’ where they go head to head to solve a real world problem and launch their own mini social enterprise. The teams build a marketing campaign, film and edit a 30 sec TV commercial and then battle it out in a live ‘pitch off’ competition in front of the Project Gen Z judges.
Skills for the future
Key outcomes
  • An introduction into social entrepreneurship

  • How to identify social problems and find a solution.

  • Confidence, self-belief and adaptable life and business skills

  • Insights into problem solving through  entrepreneurial thinking

  • The development of an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Core skills in leadership, sales, marketing, financial management, presentation skills, business planning and strategy

  • Skills to develop resilience and adversity

  • Critical thinking

  • Communication skills

  • The ability to work in a team successfully


what teachers say..

"Wow! An engaging, fun and educational workshop that left us all (students and educators) feeling inspired and ready to make a difference in the world."

"Thank you so much to the Project Gen Z team for running the Changemaker workshop with our year 10's.  The presenters stories were very inspiring and our students got a lot from them."

"Our year 5 & 6's really enjoyed Changemaker. Students especially enjoyed working in teams to solve the real world problem. We were very impressed with their ideas!"

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How it works

  • Full day

  • Years 5-12

  • Up to 100 students per workshop

What we need

  • Large room with space to break out

  • Projector & sound

  • Students need access to an Ipad or Laptop


  • How much does it cost to book a workshop?
    Our workshop costs depend on the length of the workshop, and the number of students involved. Prices start from $500. Please reach out at or call 0433 325 263 for more details.
  • Can you run the workshops off school campus
    ​Yes! We have a number of partnerships with co-working spaces and entrepreneurial centres, so if you want your students to leave the classroom and give them a taste of what it is like in a work environment we can organise a workshop off campus.
  • How many students do your workshops cater for
    ​Our workshops can be run for 15-120 students at any one time.
  • Can I tailor a downloadable program?
    We are open to tailoring our teacher ‘DIY’ programs to suit your school day or term length. Please feel free to reach out to discuss with our team at
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