Free the Children is a charitable organization founded in 1995 by Craig Kielburger. Then a 12 year old Thornhill student, Craig was struck by a story he read outlining the life of a young boy who had been sold into slavery. Craig became determined to “free the children” from poverty, exploitation and, above all, from the notion that they were powerless to affect change.
Free The Children currently boasts a network of over one million young people who work together under Mahatma Ghandi’s message to “be the change you want to see in the world”. They educate, empower, and raise funds for numerous programs throughout the world, and encourage today’s youth to become active local and global citizens.
Town Centre Private Schools is a proud supporter of Free the Children through various events organized by the STRIVE Club.