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Ride for a child in need - get on your bike this October and help The Smith Family raise over $1.0m
Our ground breaking education program is helping 34,000 students boost their employment and social participation outcomes.
For Sophie, going to uni felt as possible as reaching the moon. She’s now studying forensic psychology.
Include The Smith Family in your will and leave a lasting legacy helping children in need to create better futures.
The Smith Family is a children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
Each year our work is made possible by the support of over 8,700 volunteers. For retiree Amanda, giving her time has brought more to her life than she imagined
Digital technology is creating new possibilities for the type of work we do. Yet many disadvantaged students don’t have access to computers or the internet at home
Last year, a group of Melburnians created history in the iconic Around the Bay bike ride to help The Smith Family raise much-needed funds for disadvantaged children
Today, there are more than 638,000 Australian children living in jobless families.
Disadvantaged students have significantly lower Year 12 completion rates.
Disadvantaged students are on average 2-3 years behind in reading and maths by the time they are 15 years old.
Last year, 124,902 disadvantaged children and their families received support through Smith Family programs.
Last year, we supported 34,096 Australian students through our Learning for Life sponsorships.
Last year, 95% of children in our student2student reading program improved their reading age.
28 Sep 2016
In her latest opinion piece, our CEO Lisa O'Brien discusses the importance of increased investment in programs to help parents become more engaged in their child’s learning.
21 Sep 2016
Since 2003, we have helped over 15,000 families access the Saver Plus matched saving program. The 2016 Saver Plus Report highlights the success of the program in building the financial skills and savings of lower income Australians.
31 Aug 2016
Our new research report presents our latest data showing highly disadvantaged students in Australia are achieving significantly improved educational outcomes through their participation in our Learning for Life program.
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