Are you trying to make a difference in your community? What role could local Geelong grade six students play in helping you achieve this?
Community leaders in Geelong are urged to get involved with a program at Northern Bay College aimed at inspiring and empowering students to become community change makers of tomorrow.
The Kids as Catalyst program is a schools-based philanthropy initiative for children aged 8-12, run by not-for-profit, Kids Thrive. It is a two-phase, 16-week social action program where children begin their work in the classroom then step out into the community to lead local change.
Kids Thrive Founder and Director, Andrea Rieniets says ‘This is your chance to work alongside our newest generation of local volunteers and philanthropists to help you get what you need.’
The program is about to commence its second year at the College. It requires a commitment of around 13 hours over four months and participation in several face-to-face meetings.
Last year’s programs saw students select issues ranging from welcoming new migrants to protecting endangered wildlife, putting into practice values such as gratitude, kindness, giving and volunteering.
Partners working with communities of all types in Geelong are invited to participate. Find out more about the program.