Kids as Catalyst


Kids as Catalysts is an award-winning schools-based program that equips children aged 8-12 with real world experience in leading positive community change. The curriculum-aligned program gives students the skills to identify and solve real problems facing their community, through creative and collaborative projects. 

It has been delivered in 35 Victorian schools since 2011.




‘The Kids as Catalyst philanthropy program has considerable potential for broad social impacts and should be prioritised as an intervention.’ University of Melbourne, Child-led Community Change Strategy Evaluation Report 2013-2016.


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2019 Geelong Kids as Catalyst

In 2019, 196 Year 6 students from across four Northern Bay College campuses teamed up with 28 community organisations and volunteer groups to develop and deliver 33 community change projects.

Check out some of the incredible community projects they delivered.


‘I felt really proud about myself that I could make a big change in the community. I can do more than I thought.’ Jack, 11 years old.


We asked the teachers to tell us what they think of Kids as Catalysts