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Kids Thrive is Victoria’s leading arts and community development organisation nurturing child-led social change.

Kids Thrive partners artists with specialists in children’s education, health, welfare and social justice to create ground-breaking programs promoting child-led change, and cultivating positive celebrations of diversity in schools and other child-friendly locations.

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Child Partners


Child-led Community Projects


Teacher and Educator Partners


Community Member Reach


Schools / CommunityCentres
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The Kids Thrive child-led social change model empowers children to be brave and creative.

It activates them to identify the change they want to see in their communities and puts the tools in their hands to help lead this change.

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Social Change.

Kids Thrive defines child-led change as:

    1. Children taking a lead in identifying community strengths, and finding ways to increase those strengths through their own actions.

    2. Children identifying community problems and finding solutions and actions they can take to address these problems – with or without the support of adults.

    3. Children taking life-transforming ideas and skills back to their homes and communities, leading their adults by example into new ways of being in the world.
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