Empowering kids to lead in their communities since 2010.

Kids Thrive fosters child-led community change in schools, health centres, libraries, community hubs - anywhere we can provide a creative environment where kids can thrive.

About us

Since 2010 Kids Thrive has empowered more than 5,000 kids to lead creative community change projects. From 0-12 years old, children have an incredible ability to make community change. Find out more.


Take a look at what can happen when children are empowered to get creative and lead change in their communities. From music albums to public art installations to bus trips to the You Yangs - the results have been spectacular!

Current projects

Get Bootcamp in your school! This one-week program gives upper-primary students the tools to make positive community change. Based on our award-winning Kids as Catalyst program, it's been delivered around Victoria with great results.


Invest in tomorrow's change-makers, today. Donate to Kids Thrive and directly contribute to programs that empower Australian children aged 0-12 to make the change that they want to see in their communities.

Latest News

GivingTuesday – join the global movement

On 3 December this year, millions of people across the globe will mobilise to show up, give back, and change their communities.

Kids lead the way in Wyndham

Wyndham residents got a taste of the power of child-led change this week, when Grade 6 students took on the Kids’ Community Action Bootcamp.

It takes a village to raise a child – but through the child we can raise a village

Kids Thrive founder and CEO Dr Andrea Lemon talks about why child-led change is important.

Kids’ Community Action Bootcamp

Wyndham students are gearing up for the ultimate Bootcamp; an intensive program that will empower them to become community change-makers for life.

The awesome power of child-led change

Our biggest ever Kids as Catalyst Showcase was held at the Geelong Cats Stadium today! Check out the photo gallery!

More than $8,000 granted to Geelong students for community change projects

200 students have asked Geelong leaders to fund 33 community change projects – and they got what they asked for.

Nearly 200 students to lobby Geelong leaders to fund community projects

Year 6 students at Northern Bay College have a nerve-wracking week ahead as they prepare to pitch for real funding for real community projects.

Calling all Geelong community organisations! Do you need volunteers?

Are you trying to make a difference in your community? What role could local Geelong grade six students play in helping you achieve this?

Kids as Catalyst wins VicHealth award for improving mental wellbeing

Kids Thrive’s innovative creative leadership program Kids as Catalyst has won the 2017 VicHealth award for improving mental wellbeing.

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