Learning for Life students Jacinta, Keyanna and Demekesh share their stories of overcoming challenges and making the most of their futures.
Imagine trekking the Inca Trail by day, and camping under the stars at night, knowing every step you take will have made a difference to young Australians in need.
Join 15,000 riders in Australia’s largest one-day bike ride and help children in need with their education.
We're looking for volunteers to help students make the transition from study to work by sharing first-hand knowledge and experience of their chosen career.
By leaving a gift to The Smith Family in your Will, you are ensuring that future generations of Australian children have the support they need to believe in themselves and make the most of their education.
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.
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, 112,124 disadvantaged children and their families received support through Smith Family programs.
Last year, we supported 34,480 Australian students through our Learning for Life sponsorships.
In 2013, 93% of children in our student2student reading program improved their reading age.
11 Sep 2014
This week we launched our latest research report, which explores the challenges faced by young people in today’s complex and ever changing labour market
06 Aug 2014
How involved should you be in your child's schooling? Join the discussion on this important topic on ABC Radio National’s Life Matters
10 Jul 2014
Young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds behind the pack on financial literacy
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