The Mulgrave Centre for Young Entrepreneurs and Changemakers (MCEC) is a structured programme, outside school hours, for students with an interest in starting or further developing businesses and social enterprises that will create positive change in our world.
The entrepreneurial mindset is one of the most sought after skills in the job market these days, and in a future that we can't predict. Whether students pursue a traditional career, or want to start a business of their own, thinking like an entrepreneur is a great way to get ahead and boost their career. Networking, building relationships, problem solving, grit, resilience, financial management, communication - talk to any industry leader and they will tell you these are all highly desired attributes. These are skills we focus on developing in the MCEC. The entrepreneurial mindset will give them the skills to navigate through that world to build a life they thrive in.
Entrepreneurship programmes in the Middle School are delivered primarily through our LEAP Electives. Examples include:
Young Investors Society
Students learn about the stock market, setting long-term investment goals, and valuing a company using a simulation model. Participants receive fictitious funds and as they determine their investments, they reflect on their personal values and incorporate them into their strategies. Parent volunteers generously share their professional expertise to enrich the student experience.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This elective is a scaled-down version of our Senior School Young Entrepreneurship and Leadership Launchpad (YELL). Students work in groups to ideate on business concepts, working with a parent mentor. Over the course of three months, students develop a business plan and complete significant market research.