Empowering Youth Entrepreneurship in Schools
Our Programs

What is Future Anything?

Future Anything transforms young people’s passion and curiosity into innovative ideas that make their world a better place.

We support educators to lead authentic learning experiences that are not only Australian Curriculum aligned, but also connect students to the real world. Our team provides unlimited coaching and support to our schools in the lead up to, and the delivery of, our programs.

All participating students have the opportunity to apply for YouthX; our purpose-built youth accelerator that matches students with the funding and support to launch their idea out of the classroom and into reality.

With supported educators, leading authentic ‘future ready’ curriculum, we really can bend the future; one youth-led idea at a time.

Why Future Anything?
We Know Schools

Designed and led by experienced educators; we know schools and we know curriculum.

Individualised Programs

These are not a plug and play, ‘one size fits all’ programs. We work with you to ensure that your program supports the needs of your young people.

Continued Support

We’re here for educators. We work with teaching teams to ensure the learning continues beyond our program.

We Believe in Ideas

We’re here for your students. We provide pathways post program for your passionate entrepreneurs to take their ideas out of the classroom and into the real world.

Our Programs

We’ve worked with a diverse range of experienced educators nationally to develop our four cornerstone programs.

Whether it’s ‘sparking’ innovative community changing projects within your student leadership team, or ‘activating’ the entrepreneurial mindset of your students through our term long, curriculum embedded program; we’ve got you covered.

Flare

Flare is a fast paced day of listening, learning and doing. Young people hear from a diverse range of local entrepreneurs before rapidly prototyping their own innovative solutions.

Ignite

Ignite is our high energy, five day intensive workshop that culminates in students pitching innovative, scalable and sustainable ideas to a panel of judges in their school’s very own Showcase Event.

Spark

This two day, facilitated workshop sparks curiosity, a drive to collaborate with others and a passion for solving problems that matter to your school and local community.

Activate

An award winning, in-curriculum unit that can be delivered across one or two terms within Year 9 or Year 10 English, Business and/or STE(A)M subjects.

Our kids and staff have loved the opportunity to work with Nicole and the team from Future Anything. The opportunities to engage in real world learning, driven by the student’s areas of interest, within a framework that supports the curriculum has been invaluable. Our kids have engaged to such a high level with their social impact projects that we are expanding the opportunities this year, and I can’t wait to see the outcome

Andrew PeachExecutive Principal, Marsden SHS

I’m impressed with the [Activate] curriculum. It’s important for us to have an agile and dynamic curriculum that we can model and reshape it to suit our context. The resources take our students into the real world, prompting them to think outside the box and to document that thinking. The notion of visible thinking was really inspiring for us.

Vanessa NoonanSheldon College

I would like to recognise the unique opportunity that Future Anything provides as a program embedded within the school curriculum to enable our young people to take on the role of a social entrepreneur; not only through building their own social enterprises but through solving complex problems which inspire real-world change. Future Anything is an outstanding program that delivers on authentic and real-world learning experiences and MacGregor SHS is looking forward to being involved again.

Liz FosterMacGregor State High School

The most important part of Activate is learning to step back and let the students drive their own learning, drive their own solutions, drive their own ideas. It’s changed the way that I now teach across all my classes.

Vicki CullRedbank Plains SHS

Future Anything really opened my eyes; I realised you don’t have to wait to make a difference. You don’t need to wait until you’re an adult, or until someone tells you that you can. You can take your passions and skills and turn them into something you’re proud of, something that sparks the change that you want to see, right now. So that’s what I did, and now my youth-led mental health podcast, MentalMusic, has been successfully running for over two years.

Jordan O’Dell FontanaBrisbane SHS Student & Founder MentalMusic

Activate has made an amazingly big, creative change within our school and in our community. Before, some of our students were completely disengaged. Now they’ve become the ones always putting their hands up and thinking outside the box. We had a schoolwide shift. Within the teaching staff too, there was a lot more positivity and creativity. We bounce ideas off each other and share that collective wealth of experience, networking and knowledge. These changes were really positive for our school.

Fiona Pennesi-MitchellMarsden State High School

[Future Anything] taught me how to start a business at a young age, and how our ideas can have a big effect on today's society.

StudentSheldon College

I’ve found that I build much more rapport and in depth relationships with my students. [Activate] helps them focus on things that they’re passionate about and on what that they enjoy in a classroom setting - they are driving their own learning. They’re definitely much more in control and that’s changed the whole dynamic of the class.

Michael MientjesMarsden State High School

The biggest takeaway for me from Activate is seeing students shine, and particularly who don’t always get that opportunity. Because that’s why we become teachers, so that we can provide opportunities for students to shine. It’s really about those experiences.

Chris GauthierSpringfield Central SHS

Taking part in Ignite, I learned that anything is possible.

Donvale Christian CollegeStudent

Future Anything is an amazing program. It gave me the opportunity to pitch my own business idea to a panel of judges who were actually really inspiring entrepreneurs in their own right. I’m in the process of starting my own business- which is so much more than I could have ever asked for. I have grown confidence and become much more resilient. I would recommend this program to every school! It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students.

Tanieka Booth-McNeillStudent, Founder of Shielded Socks, & FA National Grand Final Winner 2018

Wow. Tonight’s Activate National Final was a truly fantastic event.
To tackle the big challenges facing our world, I believe that our young people will need to be equipped with a very special mix of skills and tools, with a growth mindset and dogged determination. Tonight I saw all that in action. Future Anything - and the passion of the young people and their broader community - has given me renewed energy, inspiration and hope for the future.

Natalie Cook OAM OLY5x Olympian, Gold Medallist & President QLD Olympic Council
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