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ACRE with Rural Councils Victoria is developing an entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem across the 38 Rural Council Victoria member councils. It is through this project that Rural Councils Victoria has made a generational investment and is supporting a whole of community approach to transforming the mindset of young people and community leaders alike. A whole of community approach will be developed by building an enabling environment for entrepreneurship  via the delivery of Understanding Social Enterprise workshops, designed and delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy Australia. The Understanding Social Enterprise learning program is a practical 2 day experience that introduces learners to the objectives, values, purpose and practice of social enterprise. This facilitator led experience provides participants with the opportunity to learn about ...

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Students Leading the Way audio

Despite the cold and wet weather the Year 6 students at St Josephs Primary School in Beechworth took the school parents and other community members on a historic tour this week, with a surprise guest from the ABC Goulburn Murray, Sandra Moon. Radio broadcaster, Sandra Moon, was so impressed by the historic tour and the social enterprise in schools program that she aired the audio this week on the ABC Goulburn Murray (106.5 FM) – take a listen and hear the kids in action as they walked the streets of Beechworth.    

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Showcase of Social Enterprise in Schools standard

As the Social Enterprise Academy Australia we are proud to be delivering world class learning and development programs including the Social Enterprise in Schools program. Our partners in Scotland, along with the support of teachers and students, have captured some of the inspiring work young social entrepreneurs are doing as a result of participating in the program in 2017-2018. This showcase, recently launched at the schools Awards day in Scotland, really highlights how the Social Enterprise Academy's program raises the awareness and understanding of social enterprise and ignites the entrepreneurship talents of our young people. It is through this program that social enterprise is helping to prepare young people for life, learning and the world of ...

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Igniting Indigenous Social Enterprise image

  This is the first time SEA Australia have delivered an indigenous learning and development program which was translated in language for the participants. The approach was to use the Social Enterprise in Schools program and materials as framework for the delivery of the program for the Thamurrurr Indigenous Youth Corporation. The program was about engaging trainees in an introduction to social enterprise.  Exploring the definitions, values and purpose of social enterprise trainees were able to apply this knowledge to their own business planning process and delivery of their own social enterprise in Wadeye, Northern Territory. Day one of the program introduced  the concept of social enterprise to the Youth Team Leaders who had been identified by Wadeye elders to work with young people ...

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Students bring curiosity, creativity and an open mind to the table… standard

ACRE is working with a number of schools across the region as part of the Social Enterprise in Schools Teacher Toolkit and Curriculum Co-Design Team.  The team, a combination of teachers and students from six schools, will be assisting with the development of teacher resources for the program that align with the Victorian Curriculum Foundation – 10.  The intent of aligning the toolkit to the curriculum is to make it easier for teachers to teach and assess the progression of student learning.  We have commissioned Interface2Consulting to lead this project and we will be working closely with the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) throughout the process. To kick off the project this year ten students from five different schools (primary ...

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Changemakers – Applications now open for the Young Social Pioneers Program video

The Foundation of Young Australians (FYA) Young Social Pioneers is a doorway to a powerful community of changemakers and experts that will back and elevate young innovators as they address issues they care about. The Young Social Pioneers program is an initiative supporting young people who are leading responses to the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time. Young Social Pioneers is open to Australians aged 18 to 29 years who are using their influence, platform or initiative to change the world. Young people from all backgrounds, cultures, religions, locations and walks of life are encouraged to apply. Applications for the 2018 program are now open until June 1, ...

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