Kids to Coast AustraliaAn educational exchange program for Indigenous and non-Indigenous young Australians that develops a stronger and wiser next generation of leaders, by bridging the cultural divide and building lifetime friendships.
Kids to Coast is an educational incentive program for disadvantaged young Australians. The program aims to improve school attendance and student participation, leading to a change of attitude towards education and development of a stronger generation of community champions.
The Impact of Kids to Coast
Kids to Coast works with a selected group of students, and through the teacher training program invests in building the capacity of the teachers. The program helps develop this group of students into leaders within their community.
The mirror effect of this success will influence their peers and in turn boost the performance of the entire school. By working intensely with a targeted cohort, Kids to Coast has a meaningful impact for the entire school and community.
The program aims to improve school attendance and student participation, leading to a change of attitude towards education and development of a stronger generation of community champions. Kids to Coast aims to:
- Enhance the education opportunities for Indigenous students in remote Australia.
- Empower the high achieving students from remote schools to become young leaders in their community and help them on their journey as future leaders in Australia. This creates a positive affect on their peers and the entire school.
- Empower non-Indigenous students to build their knowledge and social awareness of Indigenous communities and culture.
Hooker Family Foundation brings together partners and supporters from corporate and private sector, Indigenous schools and communities to effectively deliver the program.
KTC 2013 program has been endorsed by the NT Government Ministry of Tourism and Major Events.