Study 4 change

Study 4 change (S4C) is a free educational initiative that empowers teenage students with the skills and knowledge to become young social entrepreneurs.  

A technology based, social entrepreneur-training program, successfully running in participating high schools across Victoria from 2011.

This program has and continues to inspire students to realise their unique potential and abilities, equipping them with the practical skills required to actively implement change.

The intention:

Study 4 Change aims to empower tomorrow’s entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to become conscious and active citizens within their community. The intention is to nurture students’ interest in social justice issues by giving them the opportunity to become actively involved in the solution.

Aimed at high school students, Study 4 Change learning is anchored in technology and interactivity to provide an engaging experience that will maintain the interest of participants.

The program is unique as it fosters life-long skills, with a focus on mind development through the honing of critical and creative thinking. It is designed to use the power of collaboration and the natural curiosity of children as a catalyst for learning.

“The program has really helped me feel important by giving us young people an opportunity to make a difference and help others” Lilly Romano, Eltham High School

What Sets Study 4 Change Apart from other youth mentoring programs?

Study 4 Change is a mentoring program that inspires the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. What sets TBU’s Study 4 Change apart is that participants get to witness, experience and apply their learning to existing social outreach programs.

TBU is an organisation with ongoing successful projects both in Australia and overseas targeting homelessness, human trafficking and youth reintegration. MCM is one of Victoria’s oldest and largest charities with extensive experience working with marginalised communities. Study 4 Change draws on the knowledge and resources of both these organisations to give students the chance to actually contribute to real projects within Melbourne.

A key objective of the program is to be the most technologically advanced youth mentoring program in Australia. Tablets, computers, projectors, smart phones, and the Internet will be extensively utilised throughout the program. Students will be encouraged to learn Google Docs, Google Drive, Twitter and Skype to communicate with each other as well as plan, advertise and implement their own ‘Community Action Plans’.

“Better than just learning about homelessness, we actually get to help” – Tyson, Bellarine Secondary Collage

 

Main Objectives:

  • A key objective of the program is to be the most technologically advanced youth mentoring program in Australia. Tablets, computers, projectors, smart phones, and the Internet will be extensively utilised throughout the program. Students will be encouraged to learn Google Docs, Google Drive, Twitter and Skype to communicate with each other as well as plan, advertise and implement their own ‘Community Action Plans’.

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8000+

street children in nepal

12,000

girls sold into sex slavery

60%

children die from malnutrition

50000+

Children die in Nepal annually

S4C Stories:

To have a home - Heidi woodman photography (24 of 42)
The Big Umbrella - Rebuild Nepal -houses - Heidi Woodman photography (7 of 14)