As we unleash those skills, we connect young people to resources, networks and opportunities so that they can develop initiatives that remake the world. 


Over the last five years, the CIC team has been working with young people, schools and communities on a range of initiatives and this has allowed us to understand how CIC can be of most benefit. It’s time for CIC to be bold and go big. CIC is intent on expanding our offerings, extending our impact and working towards establishing CIC as an independent social enterprise led primarily by young people. 

Crazy Ideas College (CIC)

believes in young people as designers, inventors and social innovators.

Some of the beliefs that drive our efforts include:

ACT FAST

AND SMART

We favour action and experimentation - get moving, start smart, learn from mistakes and when the time comes, go big. 


In an era where it’s easy for people with different worldviews and life experiences to drift apart, we use diverse perspectives and talents as an asset to capitalise on. We build relationships, wisdom and empathy across generations and geographies. 

CONNECT BROADLY,

EMBRACE DIFFERENCE

Young people will be well supported and have access to an ecosystem of people, ideas, training, information and resources.  As the CIC journey unfolds, we will all learn new ways to foster and harness the passion and skills of young people. 


WE LEARN

TOGETHER

Young people will play a critically important role in redesigning, reshaping and remaking our world and communities. We'll help young people unleash their inner creative and build the skills, confidence and connections they need to drive change and thrive in the
modern world. 


YOUNG PEOPLE DRIVING CHANGE

IT'S TIME TO

FOLLOW HOPE

These are amazing times as the world
is shifting in surprising and important ways. Although our institutions and conventions have in many instances
served us well, the changing landscape means that our local communities and
the world at large are crying out for new approaches. Great things happen when we let our best hopes for the
future draw us forward. 

It's time to follow hope:

These are amazing times as the world is shifting in surprising and important ways. Although our institutions and conventions have in many instances served us well, the changing landscape means that our local communities and the world at large are crying out for new approaches. Great things happen when we let our best hopes for the future draw us forward. 


Young people driving change:

Young people will play a critically important role in redesigning, reshaping and remaking our world and communities. We'll help young people unleash their inner creative and build the skills, confidence and connections they need to drive change and thrive in the modern world.



We'll learn together: 

Young people will be well supported and have access to an ecosystem of people, ideas, training, information and resources.  As the CIC journey unfolds, we will all learn new ways to foster and harness the passion and skills of young people. 



Connect broadly, embrace difference:

In an era where it’s easy for people with different worldviews and life experiences to drift apart, we use diverse perspectives and talents as an asset to capitalise on. We build relationships, wisdom and empathy across generations and geographies. 



Act fast and smart:

We favour action and experimentation - get moving, start smart, learn from mistakes and when the time comes, go big. 



A crazy good designer and a young leader of passionate CICkers, Sherry is on a mission to helping young people have a voice in social issues and advocating for their active involvement in designing innovative solutions that will help our society transition to a better world.

Sherry's passion lies in discovering and igniting young people's creative potential and making them believe that they have the skills to transform themselves into change agents that generate transformative impact in our society.

​The Crazy Good Team

Sherry De Leon

As a leader of young changemakers, Sherry is on a mission to ignite the passion of young people to engage in creating radical solutions for the social challenges we face today. Through Crazy Ideas College, Sherry supports the transformation of young people to become leaders of social change by creating a space where bold and unconventional ideas are encouraged and advanced.

Sherry has an honours degree in design and has used her service design expertise in developing innovative responses to challenges in the fields of education, healthcare and social justice. Sherry has led meaningful projects in Victorian schools, improved patient experience in Melbourne hospitals, developed educational toolkits for Melbourne Zoo and co-created workforce well-being tools with Victoria Legal Aid lawyers.

Sherry De Leon

Sherry De Leon

As a leader of young changemakers, Sherry is on a mission to ignite the passion of young people to engage in creating radical solutions for the social challenges we face today. Through Crazy Ideas College, Sherry supports the transformation of young people to become leaders of social change by creating a space where bold and unconventional ideas are encouraged and advanced.


Sherry has an honours degree in design and has used her service design expertise in developing innovative responses to challenges in the fields of education, healthcare and social justice. Sherry has led meaningful projects in Victorian schools, improved patient experience in Melbourne hospitals, developed educational toolkits for Melbourne Zoo and co-created workforce well-being tools with Victoria Legal Aid lawyers.


Kieran Murrihy

Kieran Murrihy

Kieran Murrihy

As a futurist and social innovator, Kieran is excited to see what will be achieved when we tap into the creative energies and talents of young people.


Kieran is the Director of Foresight Lane, an agency that supports people and organisations across the education, health and community sectors to innovate and prepare for the future. Foresight Lane is the current auspice of CIC initiatives and will work with young people to transition CIC towards independence.


Having spent many years helping communities learn how to collaborate effectively with government, business, service providers and institutions, Kieran is passionate about ensuring young people are able to influence and shape the world around them.


Kieran appreciates that in times of great change, we benefit from building our sense of personal agency, collaborative skills and ability to create hopeful visions for the future. CIC has been designed to nourish these qualities and Kieran continues to scan the world to find inspirational examples of young people doing crazy good. 

Damian Ross

Sherry De Leon

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​The Crazy Good Advisors

'What excites me the most about CIC is the inherent recognition of the power of young people to enact change and CIC's role in building the capacity of young people to be at the forefront leading this change through the various innovative programs CIC offers. CIC understands and supports the pivotal role young people will play in shaping the world, and so, I believe CIC has monumental potential to have meaningful impact in our communities, institutions, and the world at large. Finally, I am immensely excited at CIC's dedication to be an independent social enterprise led by young people; CIC is for young people, by young people'.


Lily Hodder

Passionate for cultivating social impact as a result of growing up across Asia, MENA, and Europe, Lily aspires to be a key driver of change. Having been involved with a number of social enterprises and movements, including as Head of Strategy with People of Purpose, the World Youth Forum, and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, she believes that the key to change is diversity and innovation. 

 

Today, alongside her career in Consulting and work in the social impact space, Lily is pursuing a Juris Doctor with the aim of promoting social justice in the field of human rights law. She was recently selected for the Just Leadership Program, a social justice and equity initiative, and the Social and Indigenous Enterprise Bootcamp hosted by Allens Linklaters. Through her studies and experiences in Consulting, Public Policy, Law and Technology, she hopes to explore novel methods to improving social inequity and improving the experiences of young people.


'What excites me the most about CIC is the inherent recognition of the power of young people to enact change and CIC's role in building the capacity of young people to be at the forefront leading this change through the various innovative programs CIC offers. CIC understands and supports the pivotal role young people will play in shaping the world, and so, I believe CIC has monumental potential to have meaningful impact in our communities, institutions, and the world at large. Finally, I am immensely excited at CIC's dedication to be an independent social enterprise led by young people; CIC is for young people, by young people'.


Lily Hodder

Lily Hodder

Passionate for cultivating social impact as a result of growing up across Asia, MENA, and Europe, Lily aspires to be a key driver of change. Having been involved with a number of social enterprises and movements, including as Head of Strategy with People of Purpose, the World Youth Forum, and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, she believes that the key to change is diversity and innovation. 

 

Today, alongside her career in Consulting and work in the social impact space, Lily is pursuing a Juris Doctor with the aim of promoting social justice in the field of human rights law. She was recently selected for the Just Leadership Program, a social justice and equity initiative, and the Social and Indigenous Enterprise Bootcamp hosted by Allens Linklaters. Through her studies and experiences in Consulting, Public Policy, Law and Technology, she hopes to explore novel methods to improving social inequity and improving the experiences of young people.


'I hope that CIC becomes the go-to for all people looking to change the current education system, to those who don’t fit into the current system or those who believe in innovation and evolution for the betterment of education for all people.


I’m excited about the approach to innovative and real-life education. The disruption of the education industry is well overdue and I think CIC has the potential to become the template for a brand new education system, one that is relevant, useful and inspiring'.


Mathew D'Onofrio

Mathew D'Onofrio

Kieran Murrihy

Mathew is an award-winning and internationally renowned entrepreneur, based in Adelaide. In 2018, he became the first and only South Australian to be listed in the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’.

 

Beginning his first startup, Nightlife First Aid - a first aid service dedicated to creating safe partying environments amongst youth, alcohol consumption and drugs by sending out first aiders to be on site at party events in case any medical emergencies are to occur - at the ripe age of 17, Mathew has since gained extensive knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. He has undertaken a number of roles in various industries to further advance his knowledge and experience. 

'I hope that CIC becomes the go-to for all people looking to change the current education system, to those who don’t fit into the current system or those who believe in innovation and evolution for the betterment of education for all people.


I’m excited about the approach to innovative and real-life education. The disruption of the education industry is well overdue and I think CIC has the potential to become the template for a brand new education system, one that is relevant, useful and inspiring'.


Mathew D'Onofrio

Mathew D'Onofrio

Mathew D'Onofrio

Mathew is an award-winning and internationally renowned entrepreneur, based in Adelaide. In 2018, he became the first and only South Australian to be listed in the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’.

 

Beginning his first startup, Nightlife First Aid - a first aid service dedicated to creating safe partying environments amongst youth, alcohol consumption and drugs by sending out first aiders to be on site at party events in case any medical emergencies are to occur - at the ripe age of 17, Mathew has since gained extensive knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. He has undertaken a number of roles in various industries to further advance his knowledge and experience. 

'The thing that I love most about CIC is that we enable young people to develop real-life skills to solve real-life problems. It's the most raw and relevant kind of learning there is,and having been on a similar learning journey myself, I am excited to watch these students develop intense passions for their own crazy ideas. My hope is that CIC becomes this amazing collaborative community of young entrepreneurs, whose businesses work together to create meaningful social change'.


Jemima Hutton

Sherry De Leon

Jemima is a diagnosed dyslexic student who is currently studying Provisional Entry Medicine at the University of Queensland. She has been assessed as being in the lowest 2% for reading with her eyes, however she received an ATAR of 99.3 for her secondary school studies including two perfect scores. Jemima was Dux of her school and also ironically received the English Prize for being the top student even though she only ever read the books with her ears, using assistive technology at 3 times normal speed.

 

After taking a gap year, Jemima started her own company called Dyslexia Demystified  to support and empower young people with dyslexia. She has presented keynotes to students, teachers and parents at more than 50 different schools around Victoria and Queensland and made her international debut in Japan at the Asia Pacific Dyslexia Festival in 2018. In order to reach more young people like herself and build an online community of proud dyslexics, Jemima started a YouTube Channel, which she hopes will grow to be the largest online support platform for dyslexic young people.

'The thing that I love most about CIC is that we enable young people to develop real-life skills to solve real-life problems. It's the most raw and relevant kind of learning there is, and having been on a similar learning journey myself, I am excited to watch these students develop intense passions for their own crazy ideas. My hope is that CIC becomes this amazing collaborative community of young entrepreneurs, whose businesses work together to create meaningful social change'.


Jemima Hutton

Jemima Hutton

Jemima is a diagnosed dyslexic student who is currently studying Provisional Entry Medicine at the University of Queensland. She has been assessed as being in the lowest 2% for reading with her eyes, however she received an ATAR of 99.3 for her secondary school studies including two perfect scores. Jemima was Dux of her school and also ironically received the English Prize for being the top student even though she only ever read the books with her ears, using assistive technology at 3 times normal speed.

 

After taking a gap year, Jemima started her own company called Dyslexia Demystified to support and empower young people with dyslexia. She has presented keynotes to students, teachers and parents at more than 50 different schools around Victoria and Queensland and made her international debut in Japan at the Asia Pacific Dyslexia Festival in 2018. In order to reach more young people like herself and build an online community of proud dyslexics, Jemima started a YouTube Channel, which she hopes will grow to be the largest online support platform for dyslexic young people.

''The thing that I love most about CIC is that we enable young people to develop real-life skills to solve real-life problems. It's the most raw and relevant kind of learning there is, and having been on a similar learning journey myself, I am excited to watch these students develop intense passions for their own crazy ideas. My hope is that CIC becomes this amazing collaborative community of young entrepreneurs, whose businesses work together to create meaningful social change'.


'The thing that I love most about CIC is that we enable young people to develop real-life skills to solve real-life problems. It's the most raw and relevant kind of learning there is, and having been on a similar learning journey myself, I am excited to watch these students develop intense passions for their own crazy ideas. My hope is that CIC becomes this amazing collaborative community of young entrepreneurs, whose businesses work together to create meaningful social change'.


Jemima Hutton

Jemima Hutton

Jemima is a diagnosed dyslexic student who is currently studying Provisional Entry Medicine at the University of Queensland. She has been assessed as being in the lowest 2% for reading with her eyes, however she received an ATAR of 99.3 for her secondary school studies including two perfect scores. Jemima was Dux of her school and also ironically received the English Prize for being the top student even though she only ever read the books with her ears, using assistive technology at 3 times normal speed.

 

After taking a gap year, Jemima started her own company called Dyslexia Demystified to support and empower young people with dyslexia. She has presented keynotes to students, teachers and parents at more than 50 different schools around Victoria and Queensland and made her international debut in Japan at the Asia Pacific Dyslexia Festival in 2018. In order to reach more young people like herself and build an online community of proud dyslexics, Jemima started a YouTube Channel, which she hopes will grow to be the largest online support platform for dyslexic young people.

'I am very excited to be given the chance to work alongside other young people and to be a driver of change and social innovation. I believe that sharing experiences and learnings with diverse people from every walk of life is the foundation of how young people learn and develop and I am excited to bring my own experiences to the CIC table. I’m looking forward to working with CIC and I hope to empower the upcoming generation of leaders and innovators and develop my own network of emerging professionals with whom I can continue to work alongside in the future'.

Kieran Murrihy

Nick Chu

Kieran Murrihy

Developing creative solutions to today's most pressing social challenges and collaborating with other innovators are the things that motivate Nick everyday.


Through college, university networks, and student-led theatre projects, Nick has been able to broaden his life perspective and understanding of how others view the world and the values and belief systems that shape them. What he has found is that driven and passionate young people are always going to be the future of society.


Nick is passionate about supporting rising young leaders in tackling issues that matter.








'I am very excited to be given the chance to work alongside other young people and to be a driver of change and social innovation. I believe that sharing experiences and learnings with diverse people from every walk of life is the foundation of how young people learn and develop and I am excited to bring my own experiences to the CIC table. I’m looking forward to working with CIC and I hope to empower the upcoming generation of leaders and innovators and develop my own network of emerging professionals with whom I can continue to work alongside in the future'.




Nick Chu

Nick Chu

Nick Chu

Developing creative solutions to today's most pressing social challenges and collaborating with other innovators are the things that motivate Nick everyday.


Through college, university networks, and student-led theatre projects, Nick has been able to broaden his life perspective and understanding of how others view the world and the values and belief systems that shape them. What he has found is that driven and passionate young people are always going to be the future of society.


Nick is passionate about supporting rising young leaders in tackling issues that matter.










'I am very excited to be given the chance to work alongside other young people and to be a driver of change and social innovation. I believe that sharing experiences and learnings with diverse people from every walk of life is the foundation of how young people learn and develop and I am excited to bring my own experiences to the CIC table. I’m looking forward to working with CIC and I hope to empower the upcoming generation of leaders and innovators and develop my own network of emerging professionals with whom I can continue to work alongside in the future'.




'I am very excited to be given the chance to work alongside other young people to be a driver of change and social innovation! I believe that sharing experiences and learnings with many, diverse people from every walk of life are the foundation of how young people learn and develop and I am excited to bring my own experiences to the CIC table. I’m looking forward to working with CIC and hope to not only empower the upcoming generation of leaders and innovators, but to also develop my own network of emerging professionals with whom I can continue to work alongside into the future'.




Nick Chu

Nick Chu

Nick Chu

Developing creative solutions to today's most pressing social challenges and collaborating with other innovators are the things that motivate Nick everyday.


Through college, university networks, and student-led theatre projects, Nick has been able to broaden his life perspective and understanding of how others view the world and the values and belief systems that shape them. What he has found is that driven and passionate young people are always going to be the future of society.


Nick is passionate about supporting rising young leaders in tackling issues that matter.










'CIC represents a new era of ideation that is working to solve the key social issues of the 21st century. What excites me most about CIC is the potential for collaboration with people from a diverse range of backgrounds to affect change. CIC's focus on bringing young people to the table and supporting them through their ourney reflects the need to approach solutions from a variety of perspectives and has the possibility to promote new and innovative ideas for now and into the future. I believe that CIC's potential to create change is huge, and I can't wait to see where it goes'.

Jaqueline Stark

Sherry De Leon

Jacqueline is a university student studying a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and French) and a Bachelor of Laws. Passionate about social change and entrepreneurship, Jacqueline seeks to engender positive change and transform communities around the world.


Having been involved with a number of

social change movements including the

Global Leadership Program, One Girl and

the Foundation for Young Australians, as well

as founding her own startup, she believes

that young people have the power to create global change. 

'CIC represents a new era of ideation that is working to solve the key social issues of the 21st century. What excites me most about CIC is the potential for collaboration with people from a diverse range of backgrounds to affect change. CIC's focus on bringing young people to the table and supporting them through their journey reflects the need to approach solutions from a variety of perspectives and has the possibility to promote new and innovative ideas for now and into the future. I believe that CIC's potential to create change is huge, and I can't wait to see where it goes'.




Jacqueline Stark

Jaqueline Stark

Jacqueline is a university student studying a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and French) and a Bachelor of Laws. Passionate about social change and entrepreneurship, Jacqueline seeks to engender positive change and transform communities around the world.


Having been involved with a number of social change movements including the Global Leadership Program, One Girl and the Foundation for Young Australians, as well as founding her own start up, she believes that young people have the power to create global change. 

'CIC represents a new era of ideation that is working to solve the key social issues of the 21st century. What excites me most about CIC is the potential for collaboration with people from a diverse range of backgrounds to affect change. CIC's focus on bringing young people to the table and supporting them through their journey reflects the need to approach solutions from a variety of perspectives and has the possibility to promote new and innovative ideas for now and into the future. I believe that CIC's potential to create change is huge, and I can't wait to see where it goes'.


'CIC represents a new era of ideation that is working to solve the key social issues of the 21st century. What excites me most about CIC is the potential for collaboration with people from a diverse range of backgrounds to affect change. CIC's focus on bringing young people to the table and supporting them through their journey reflects the need to approach solutions from a variety of perspectives and has the possibility to promote new and innovative ideas for now and into the future. I believe that CIC's potential to create change is huge, and I can't wait to see where it goes'.




Jacqueline Stark

Jaqueline Stark

Jacqueline is a university student studying a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and French) and a Bachelor of Laws. Passionate about social change and entrepreneurship, Jacqueline seeks to engender positive change and transform communities around the world.


Having been involved with a number of social change movements including the Global Leadership Program, One Girl and the Foundation for Young Australians, as well as founding her own start up, she believes that young people have the power to create global change. 

'CIC delivers positive and meaningful impact in the face of society’s biggest problems.


To see more young people inspired, equipped and ready to create change would be nothing short of amazing'.

Kieran Murrihy

Tim Lutton

Kieran Murrihy

Currently in his third year of Industrial Design at RMIT, Tim believes the key to creating change is through creative problem solving. Achieving recognition for his design projects at both a state and national level, Tim has experience turning crazy ideas into a reality.


Outside of university Tim has a keen involvement in extra-curricular endeavours and has been involved in coordinating and publishing student magazines, public speaking, and volunteer design work. These experiences have shaped the way Tim approaches projects as they have taught him the importance of working with and coordinating teams.

'CIC delivers positive and meaningful impact in the face of society’s biggest problems.


To see more young people inspired, equipped and ready to create change would be nothing short of amazing'.




Tim Lutton

Tim Lutton

Tim Lutton

Currently in his third year of Industrial Design at RMIT, Tim believes the key to creating change is through creative problem solving. Achieving recognition for his design projects at both a state and national level, Tim has experience turning crazy ideas into a reality.


Outside of university Tim has a keen involvement in extra-curricular endeavours and has been involved in coordinating and publishing student magazines, public speaking, and volunteer design work. These experiences have shaped the way Tim approaches projects as they have taught him the importance of working with and coordinating teams.

'CIC delivers positive and meaningful impact in the face of society’s biggest problems.


To see more young people inspired, equipped and ready to create change would be nothing short of amazing'.

'CIC delivers positive and meaningful impact in the face of society’s biggest problems.


To see more young people inspired, equipped and ready to create change would be nothing short of amazing'.




Tim Lutton

Tim Lutton

Tim Lutton

Currently in his third year of Industrial Design at RMIT, Tim believes the key to creating change is through creative problem-solving. Achieving recognition for his design projects at both a state and national level, Tim has experience turning crazy ideas into a reality.


Outside of university Tim has a keen involvement in extra-curricular endeavours and has been involved in coordinating and publishing student magazines, public speaking, and volunteer design work. These experiences have shaped the way Tim approaches projects as they have taught him the importance of working with and coordinating teams.

'My best hope for Crazy Ideas College is that we can impact as many young people as possible - to inspire them to feel empowered through the skill sets they have and can acquire through the programs we run. Additionally, I hope we can help different communities of students that have been marginalised by the current education system. Through CIC, I wanted them to discover and cultivate their skills to do crazy good and amazing things'.


Masina Martin

Sherry De Leon

As a young person, passionate about current global issues, it is Masina's strongest belief that young people truly are the future of our society. For her, the best thing we can do to help them flourish is to give them the tools to be great.

 

Masina is currently in year 10 and she is eager to help pave the way for more young people to be inspired to make their mark on the world and do crazy good. She feels that our schools and communities can benefit from seeing young people as change assets and harnessing their skills to create new solutions to systemic problems. Additionally, she believes that, if young people are predisposed to the skills and learnings they need for real-life early on, then they can further develop them and apply them in real situations.


'My best hope for Crazy Ideas College is that we can impact as many young people as possible - to inspire them to feel empowered through the skill sets they have and can acquire through the programs we run. Additionally, I hope we can help different communities of students that have been marginalised by the current education system. Through CIC, I wanted them to discover and cultivate their skills to do crazy good and amazing things'.





Masina Martin

Masina Martin

As a young person, passionate about current global issues, it is Masina's strongest belief that young people truly are the future of our society. For her, the best thing we can do to help them flourish is to give them the tools to be great.


Masina is currently in year 10 and she is eager to help pave the way for more young people to be inspired to make their mark on the world and do crazy good. She feels that our schools and communities can benefit from seeing young people as change assets and harnessing their skills to create new solutions to systemic problems. Additionally, she believes that, if young people are predisposed to the skills and learnings they need for real-life early on, then they can further develop them and apply them in real situations.


'My best hope for Crazy Ideas College is that we can impact as many young people as possible - to inspire them to feel empowered through the skill sets they have and can acquire through the programs we run. Additionally, I hope we can help different communities of students that have been marginalised by the current education system. Through CIC, I wanted them to discover and cultivate their skills to do crazy good and amazing things'.





'My best hope for Crazy Ideas College is that we can impact as many young people as possible. To inspire them to feel empowered through the skill sets they have and can acquire through the programs we run. Additionally, I hope we can help different communities of students that may have been marginalised by the current education system and through CIC allow them to feel capable of taking and cultivating the skills we can provide them with to do crazy and amazing things'.







Masina Martin

Masina Martin

As a young person, passionate about current global issues, it is Masina's strongest belief that young people truly are the future of our society. For her, the best thing we can do to help them flourish is to give them the tools to be great.


Masina is currently in year 10 and she is eager to help pave the way for more young people to be inspired to make their mark on the world and do crazy good. She feels that our schools and communities can benefit from seeing young people as change assets and harnessing their skills to create new solutions to systemic problems. Additionally, she believes that, if young people are predisposed to the skills and learnings they need for real-life early on, then they can further develop them and apply them in real situations.


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