HOW DOES IT
We harness the passion and energy of Australia’s youth and the structures and value of existing programs to provide long-term sustainability for each individual through the education of necessary of life skills.
Square One Skills consists of two divisions:
The Financial Literacy Division focuses on promoting financial life skills, especially among Australia’s youth and disadvantaged groups.
The Digital Literacy Division focuses on promoting digital life skills, especially among Australia’s mature-age and vulnerable groups.
P A R T N E R S H I P S
We partner with local community organisations and existing programs with a focus on providing long-term sustainability and young passionate volunteers.
We also seek to partner with corporate sponsors to help empower our own volunteers with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to bring these skills to others.
F L A G S H I P P R O G R A M S
In March 2019, we will be starting our own flagship programs focusing on digital and financial literacy skills. For our financial literacy division, this includes our Hackathon Competition, our campus-based Mentorship Program, and our Fin Lit Boot Camp. For our digital literacy division, this includes our youth-run educational programs to Australia’s older generations.
I N F O R M A T I O N
We seek to consolidate the resources available online and through existing organisations to provide a tailored educational program to the needs of each individual. This includes making available this information through our online platforms to help every individual access this knowledge.
WHO ARE WE?
The idea of Square One Skills was first created on the campus of Sydney University in 2018. Starting with a small team of university students passionate about making a difference through sustainable educational programs, they sought ways to harness the full potential of Australia’s youth to improve people’s lives.
Thus, Square One Skills was founded in July 2018 as a newly incorporated not-for-profit and University of Sydney Union affiliated Society registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. We are run by a growing team of passionate, dedicated, and energetic young volunteers who are keen to improve the lives of others and make a difference at the individual level of the community.