For one in seven1 Australian children and young people growing up in poverty, it can limit their choices, opportunities and outcomes in life. Investing in the education of a disadvantaged child delivers long-term positive benefits for them, their family and potentially generations to come.
Steven, Julianna and Elizabeth are supported by The Smith Family
Your donation will ensure disadvantaged Australian children receive critical, out-of-school learning support through our life-changing programs.
Our programs support children and young people to participate more fully in their education by providing innovative, evidence-based programs and emotional, practical and financial support throughout their schooling and tertiary education.
Our programs give disadvantaged students the skills, motivation and essentials to stay in school and get the most from their education so they can create a better future for themselves.
Our programs increase school readiness and provide support to disadvantaged primary and high school students to close the gap and create greater educational equality.
Connecting parents to services and programs that exist in local communities strengthens families, which in turn supports children.
Educational outcomes for children and young people in Australia often reflect their personal background & circumstances rather than their potential.
The Smith Family offers a range of opportunities for students to develop their aspirations and career-planning skills, as well as their confidence and self-belief.
We partner with government, schools, families and other service providers to improve educational outcomes for children.
Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students face additional challenges in their journey through and beyond school.