For 20 years, Weave’s Kool Kids Program has provided consistent, trusted support and genuine care to the children, families and communities we walk alongside.

Support Kool Kids

Kool Kids works with children, young people and families who face complex social issues such as poverty, family breakdown and mental health issues that are symptomatic of the impacts of systemic disadvantage and intergenerational trauma. 95% of the children and young people who are part of the Kool Kids Program are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and the program is grounded in holistic practice that supports Aboriginal people on their individual and collective healing journeys.

“I hope the Kool Kids Program stays in the community forever. We need more of these programs as it helps children stay focused in their lives and have more respect for others.”

- Auntie Maxine, Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Focused on resilience & wellbeing

Kool Kids provides long-term connection to positive relationships, and support for children to learn, grow and develop together with their peers in their community. Through Kool Kids, children and young people engage in fun, skills-based activities that highlight their strengths, improve social and emotional wellbeing, foster respect and nurture resilience.

At Kool Kids, every child has the opportunity to:

  • Engage in recreational activities like overnight camps, bushwalking, rock climbing, and cultural excursions
  • Work closely with our Advocates to improve their social health and wellbeing
  • Build a stronger connection to their culture
  • Foster strength and resilience in every area of life

Kool Kids Namatjira Program

“Nama is hands down one of my favourite programs. There are a lot of kids that are staying inside, we’re here trying to encourage them to get outside, run around, be active. I just want them to be themselves, be the kids they need to be and also create a safe space for them to come into.” – Beau Foster, Kool Kids Support Worker

102

Children

95%

Aboriginal Children

40

Young Leaders

20

on Waiting List

Kool Kids Program

Kool Kids programs run Monday to Thursday from 3pm – 6pm, with our Kool Kids bus collecting students from schools throughout our district.

Address: 1B Prince Edward St, Malabar

Phone: 02 8974 1588 / 0420 531 699