With your support these children can start on a path out of poverty and into a better future. Without this vital support they may never catch up.
You can take poverty out of the equation. Please sponsor a disadvantaged Australian child today.
Ride for a child in need - get on your bike this October and help The Smith Family raise over $1.0m
For Sophie, going to uni felt as possible as reaching the moon. She’s now studying forensic psychology.
Our ground breaking education program is helping 34,000 students boost their employment and social participation outcomes.
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.
19 Jul 2016
Head to your nearest Mirvac shopping centre this July and donate your pre-loved shoes or post a ‘shoefie’ on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #sharemyshoes and Mirvac will give $1 to The Smith Family for every post!
29 Apr 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.
12 Apr 2016
The Smith Family has won a SIMNA award for its social impact measurement of Learning for Life, its long-term educational program for disadvantaged children in Australia.
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