With curriculum time getting busier and busier, a great way to inspire and empower students is before and after school with extracurricular programs for students. Our after school programs are fantastic at doing this and allow us to get students thinking big and focussing on cross-curricular, project-based learning as they tackle challenges, build skills and work on projects that get them thinking about the world around them and the exciting opportunities open to their generation.
With everything from designing future cities to launching influencer brands, building businesses, working with technology and more, we have a range of standard programs to choose from, or we're able to customise a program to your school community. Our after school programs typically run for 6-8 weeks and cost $30 per student per week.
For 2023 we are excited to offer six award categories to recognise the most future-focused young people from across the country. Each category is open to Australian primary and high school students and teachers, and the awards night will feature three finalists per category. The categories are as follows:
Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
The Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award will go to a student who has developed and demonstrated their entrepreneurial skills in order to bring their business idea to life in a scalable way.
Young Leader Of The Year
The Young Leader Of The Year award will go to a student who has made a significant impact in their local community through the development of their leadership abilities.
Gen Z Of The Year
The Gen Z Of The Year award will go to a student born between the years 1995 - 2010 who has developed and showcased an outstanding level of 21st-century skills across a range of projects in their local community.
Young Innovator Of The Year
The Young Innovator Of The Year award will go to a student who has demonstrated the ability to push the boundaries as they developed an out-of-the-box solution to a challenge presented to them.
Innovative Educator Of The Year
The Innovative Educator Of The Year award will go to an educator who has gone above and beyond in their pursuit to educate and empower the next generation of young innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers.
Gen Alpha Of The Year
The Gen Alpha Of The Year award will go to a student born after the year 2010 who has developed and showcased an outstanding level of 21st-century skills across a range of projects in their local community.
Nominations for our 2023 awards will be opening at the beginning of term two. To stay up to date with all the information and to find out as soon as applications open, make sure to subscribe to our mailing list.
Showcasing The Next Generation Of Young Innovators, Entrepreneurs And Leaders
With so many young people leading projects in their communities, the Next Gen Awards have been created as an opportunity to showcase our next generation of young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across the country.
Entries for this awards program are open to all Australian primary and high school students and teachers with six categories to acknowledge young people that are building their 21st-century skills as they work on projects to bring their ideas to life and make an impact in their communities.
The 2023 awards program features a myriad of opportunities for young people to build their skills, network with other young leaders, and connect with leading organisations across the country looking to support innovative young professionals.
If you are a young innovator, entrepreneur or leader currently enrolled in a primary or high school across the country, make sure to nominate now!
Applications Open Early Term Two, 2023
How To Enter
The awards program is open to all primary and high school students and educators across Australia. Applications should be completed by the nominee or their parent/guardian/teacher and will require nominees to submit the following:
- An overview of the nominee and their story
- A background on the project/s they're working on
- Insights into the skills they've developed and how they've applied these skills in relation to their award category
- Key contact details for the nominee or a parent/guardian/teacher
Once you've submitted your application, it will be reviewed by our team before being reviewed by a panel of industry-leading judges. Once judging has been completed, three finalists will be announced for each category and the winner of each award will be announced at the awards evening in Term 4, 2023.
Applications will open at the beginning of Term 2, 2023 and close at the end of Term 3, 2023.
Open To All Primary And High School Students & Educators Across Australia
Growing up in a world surrounded by touchscreen devices, social media, and wifi connectivity, we as young people think very differently from other generations that have come before.
With research showing that Generation Z (born between 1995-2010) and Generation Alpha (born between 2010-2025) are more innovative, entrepreneurial and motivated by impact, we're now seeing young people across the country working to make a change in their communities. They're launching businesses, working with government and industry, and developing innovative solutions to challenges they are passionate about solving.
These awards have been designed to showcase, connect and reward young people working to bring their ideas to life. As a nominee, this is a great way to:
- Connect with like-minded young people across the country
- Gain recognition for your work and raise awareness of your projects
- Build your network of industry and community leaders
- Build your personal brand as a young professional
- Develop your skills in sharing your story
- Share in a prize pool designed to help support you on your journey
Showcasing The Next Generation Of Young Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders