We are working hard to make the world a better place. We think the best way to do this is to give kids a voice and put the tools in their hands that they need to make the changes THEY want to see in their communities.
Just look at the impact the recent student-led strikes for action on climate-change had around the globe!
Our Kids in Community Change Bootcamp program is just the ticket. It is an innovative, child-led social change program that activates children as positive contributors to their communities.
We’ve been personally delivering this one-week program in schools – matched against the Victorian school curriculum – for 8-12 year olds. Students identify an issue they’d like to address in their community, work with a team to develop a change campaign, engage with community leaders to develop a solution, pitch to a panel for funding and support and then put it all into action.
The Kids in Community Change Bootcamp program calls on all of the most important life skills; creative and critical thinking, resilience, leadership, engagement and empathy.
We know it’s a powerful program and brings huge benefits to upper-primary school students, especially in disadvantaged areas. It’s now time to take it to the next level and make it accessible to a greater number of schools that can’t otherwise afford it.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 to help us build the next iteration.
This will allow us to build an online resource, develop curriculum-focused resources and deliver teacher training.
Can you help us reach our goal?
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