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the experience

Thrive youth is launching an exciting new program for youth who are in grades 7 to 10: Build To Change! This program is for youth who are interested in using their strengths, skills, and ideas to create positive change in the world, but who aren’t quite sure where to get started or want to meet other like-minded youth to work together creatively. Through a series of Thrive Youth-style arts-based workshops with professional artists and facilitators, participants in this free program will learn all the skills needed to be the change-makers they want to be, all while having fun!

Students creating art together

Build To Change is a free after-school program for youth ages 12-15 to work alongside a team of other young people who want to make a difference in their community using the arts. Over the course of 10 sessions you and your team will design and deliver a creative project that takes action on a social issue you choose together. You’ll get the chance to collaborate and learn with professionals from the arts, non-profit and private sectors to bring your project to life.


when & where

New semester kicks off November 3rd 2022!!!! Sessions run from 4 to 6 PM using Zoom. You’ll need a computer or tablet with a microphone and camera and internet access to participate (please contact us if you don’t have access to these tools at home – we can help!).  

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