Millennium Kids Sponsors
In 2015 Millennium Kids is working on a range of projects partnerships that help little kids and big kids seek solutions to environmental challenges they find in their community.
Discovering Our River Forums
Millennium Kids will work with the ERM Foundation, the City of South Perth and the Swan River Trust to deliver two river forums in the Perth metropolitan area. The forums will bring together hundreds of primary school students to audit the Swan River and develop practical action projects to answer the challenges they find. Students will get to work with scientists, river stakeholders and Rowena Keall-Walsh, a local artist, to present their ideas on the river future. Students will be mentored by the environmental science team from ERM Foundation. Students will present a report to the Centre for Water Research, University of Western Australia and the Minister for the Environment. Student art will be exhibited alongside and exhibition of Rowena’s work in September 2015.
PEACE AND LIFESTYLE
The Right Track
Thanks to a contract with the Public Transport Authority Millennium Kids will take a “youth voice ” approach to working with a range of young people to create an edgy film for young people outlining the risks associated with trespass and antisocial behaviour along the train line. Young people will become storytellers, film directors and actors telling their own stories alongside Periscope Pictures, a professional film making crew. The film will be ready for release in June 2015.
A WA Centre for Sustainability Excellence
Millennium Kids Inc, McIntyre Marketing and Eco Change Consulting will lead a group of young people through the “youth voice” process to help develop a strategy for a WA Centre for Sustainability Excellence at Fairbridge WA Inc. Young people will be engaged through workshops and an online Survey Monkey to get their input on building plans, education and training ideas and help create new thinking around sustainability leadership.
Youth Partnership Project
Save the Children and Millennium Kids will work with 14 young leaders to think strategically about leadership and listening to the opinions of young people around the issues that affect them. The youth leadership team will lead a Youth Roundtable in April 2015 at Government House, seeking the opinions of 100 young people and present their ideas and recommendations to the Youth Partnership Project team – a group of state government, local government and NGO youth stakeholders from Belmont to Armadale.
The Willy Wagtail Project
Millennium Kids CEO, Catrina-Luz Aniere received a bursary from the School for Social Entrepreneurship Incubator Program WA to create a social enterprise model for Millennium Kids Inc. The Willy Wagtail project brings together creative thinkers Zahra, Thea, Isabella and Bonnie to help develop a waste to wardrobe concept to reduce waste and get the message out to the community that wart is a major issue.
Millennium Kids will work with Coolbinia Primary School students to create a book about their bushland. The book will feature the Noongar season, photographs of significant plants and detail the work begin done by the school to care for their bushland.
And the following sponsors and supporters:
- Jack Johnson and the Ohana Foundation
- The Waste Authority
- Brendan and Brianna La Mar – Caves Store Yallingup
- Lord Taverner’s Australia