The main objective of $ challenge is helping youth to discover, express and develop their unique creativity. It creates space for youth to engage in own career development process, awareness of future employment, careers and entrepreneur options.The program creates a space for youth to help them understand how they can use their creativity in developing a product, plan resources with a limited budget, and prepare a viable market and sales plan.Participants are provided with a start-up capital to create, launch and operate their venture over the course of the program.

The program is a mix of 4 stage plan with the main aim of discover, develop and express. Learning outcomes: Insight into how businesses are structured, benefits of working as a team (People skills), awareness of personal strengths and preferences, Leadership skills, Develop an understanding of how to manage finances, Marketing skills and channels.

STAGE 1 & 2

Each participant will receive 20$. Participants will research and decide on a product or service that they’ll invest their $20 in. It can be an individual or a team of 2. Participants will need to plan the materials or products needed, plan the process, team member roles and prepare the marketing or selling plan.

STAGE 3 & 4

Prototyping and testing the product. Start working on the final products or services.Showcase and sell the work that highlights one’s learning and sense of creative experience. The final session will involve feedback and reflection.


The youth boot camp workshop, run by filmmaker Shivani Karan, provides youth with the tools to plan, prepare and produce a short digital movie over 3 days. On day one, students explore their own passion and purpose and come up with ideas with their team. Working together, they come up with a plan and prepare for production. On day two, With the help of Shivani, the participants get access to tools and support to create their digital visions. On day three they complete their productions and present to the group. This workshop gives youth who have an interest in digital production the chance to create something that will help them share their stories or develop their talent.