Y9 Commerce students raising money for charity

Oxford Falls Grammar School Y9 Commerce students are engaging in the $20.00 Boss initiative. Students are given $20.00 throughout the program and are taught content to help them develop entrepreneurial skills. Their business needs to focus on people and the planet all whilst trying to make a profit. The students are required to repay this money back with a legacy fee at the end of the program.

The students have come up with a great range of businesses ranging from car washes, dog photography, pet rocks, tie dyed products and many more ideas to raise money for noteworthy charities like Headspace, Beyond Blue and Cancer Council. Check out https://orizurudesigns.wixsite.com/orizuru/about to see an example from two students Remy and Jemah.

Head of Senior School Mrs Juliette Siemsen said “The idea was that the students needed to bring in skills from English, Maths, financial literacy, Science, and skills from other subjects that they could use and focus on their strengths,” she said. “It’s imperative that as a school we incorporate the principles that will help students to establish themselves as the innovators, creatives and entrepreneurs of the future. We are proud of the students in their initiative and generosity they have shown, building their business and choosing the charities they wish to donate to.”

 “With a changing dynamic of jobs in the future, it is about making sure they have jobs, and the skills they might need as they go into a very different world to the one we know now.”

Developed by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and the National Australia Bank, $20 Boss is an in-school challenge, run by teachers, which provides students $20 of start-up money to create their own business.