The Youth Enterprise Hub builds 21st century entrepreneurial capabilities in all young people in Melbourne's inner north.
The Youth Enterprise Guiding Principles
Youth Enterprise Hub
- Inclusiveness for culturally and linguistically diverse, disabled, indigenous and low SES young people
- A progressive 21st-century curriculum that fosters flexibility and deep integrated learning
- Youth enterprise and entrepreneurship as a viable, alternative employment pathway
- Ethical, socially and environmentally responsible business values and practices across project partners and participants.
- Core enterprise skills as relevant to all employment options as well as entrepreneurship
- Teamwork, networking and collaboration in order to enhance the prospects of a successful and sustainable project
- Thorough and rigorous documentation and evaluation process to support model refinement and potential replication.
Become a Volunteer Mentor
We are seeking entrepreneurial mentors from the community to work in collaboration with schools, teachers and students to support The New Economy Enterprise Course (VCAL) in 2021.
This VCAL program will entail an on-site commitment with small groups of students. We are asking for mentors to support students for a total of 20 hours over a four month period from mid-July to late October. As a mentor within the Hub, you will be guiding 16-18 year-olds during their class time to support and develop their micro-enterprise.
In Semester 1, the students would have completed an action research process into community issues and in Semester 2, their micro-enterprise will seek to address a specific issue they identify.
Local entrepreneurs or business leaders will share their knowledge and expertise, receive training and on-going support to collaborate with a local school within the City of Yarra, Darebin and Moreland.
For more information about the role, see the Youth Enterprise Hub Volunteer Position Description and the Mentor Journey Guide.
1. Download, complete and save the VME Application Form.
2. Email the signed form along with a current resume and copy of your Working With Children Check card to Yu-Wen Chien at email@example.com
Listen to What Students Have To Say
Listen to What Social Enterprises Have To Say
The future of work requires deeper self knowledge and social awareness combined with creativity, project management and communication skills. YEH provides a platform for teachers and young people to create a real world curriculum in collaboration with social entrepreneurs and local councils across the Cities of Yarra, Darebin and Moreland to deal with the challenges of tomorrow.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge Raffaela Galati-Brown, Principal at Northern College of Arts and Technology, and Marcus Newman, VET Creative and Digital Media Trainer, NCAT and NCAT students for their dedicated filming and photography of YEH’s work.