Your gift of a new toy or books will bring a smile to a disadvantaged child’s face this Christmas.
Thank you to the 12,000 riders who took part in Bupa Around the Bay. It's not too late to donate! You can still sponsor a rider today.
Learning for Life students Jacinta, Keyanna and Demekesh share their stories of overcoming challenges and making the most of their futures.
“Finishing Year 12 with the help of The Smith Family meant the world to me, but seeing the smile in my mum’s face meant the world to everyone.”
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.
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
19 Oct 2014
More than 12,000 riders hit the roads of Melbourne today for Australia’s largest one-day bike ride, Bupa Around the Bay - Ride for a child in need
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