Where  social enterprise Collides in your classroom

 let us introduce you and your students to social enterprise through our incursion

Our Youth Social Enterprise Workshops are perfect for innovative education professionals and community organisations

Whether your young people have the next world changing idea or are just dipping their toes into the world of social enterprise, our workshop will take them on a journey of leadership and enterprise skills – diving deeply into who they are, what they care about, and how their ideas can make a positive impact on a local or global scale.

1 day workshop | 30-45 students | aged 12-25 | 9:30am – 3pm | $2000 

 We currently deliver incursion and workshops in schools and community organisations across Melbourne and Victoria.

Workshop Summary

Students will gain valuable enterprise skills through creating and pitching their own social enterprise in a shark tank activity.

Students will discover multiple social purposes, compare business models and critically analyse social impact.

Encourage students to go through a journey of self-discovery of personal values and passions.

Students will take home a personal social impact action plan they designed and committed to improving their local community.


Find out more

Email Lucie, our Director of Schools and Community Engagement Coordinator, at Lucie.Groenoconnor@ymca.org.au or complete the online form below and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

We provide an all day immersive social enterprise workshop and want our programs to be accessible to all young people. Please don’t hesitate to discuss how we can tailor a workshop for your students.

Let us ignite your students to apply a critical lens on the role of business in the community by learning business acumen, business models, social purposes and the social impact generated.

The Social Enterprise workshop provides a great opportunity to build your students enterprise skills:

This workshop is a strengths based program and has a key focus on student centred learning. Participants will tap into their personal passions and be immersed in one of the fastest growing industries, social enterprise, that connects their passions and desires to create positive changes in their community.

Critical Thinking


Problem Solving

Financial Literacy


Team Work

Digital Literacy

Presentation Skills

“The day was an excellent insight into the many ways we can make an impact and change within our society.”

Sara Mugridge

VCAL Coordinator, Mater Christi College

“The most valuable thing has been the way that the students are now automatically applying a critical lens to the businesses around them and making evaluations based on the way they contribute to wider society. Thanks again for the great incursion. It has proven to be the perfect jumping off point to our new unit of inquiry and the students are already reflecting on their learning from the day and taking it further with their own research”.

Patrick Nelson

Primary Teacher, Alamanda College

“A big thank you to Youth For Causes team again for coming to Ballarat on Thursday and providing a day filled with personal development opportunities especially around values, social impact and their own commitments to take from the day. The overall feedback has been really positive and participants particularly took a lot from the value exercise and having a crack at pitching a social enterprise which provided a lot of inspiration to many.”

Katja Fiedler

Youth Development Officer, City of Ballarat Council

Social Enterprise Tours

Visit a range of enterprises and the people and stories behind them. It is an immersive and conversational learning experience.

Social Enterprise Workshops

Launchpad takes individuals on a journey of self-discovery, diving deeply into who they are, what they care about, and how their ideas can make a positive impact on a local or global scale.

Youth for Causes

Youth for Causes is catalyst to ignite social entrepreneurship, community leadership and social and environmental responsibility amongst your school community.


Want to find out more or get involved in Youth For Causes in 2019? Please fill out this short form or email socialenterprise@ymca.org.au

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