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The Smith Family has released a report detailing the results of its national reading program, student2student with the results showing 93 per cent of participants significantly improved their reading age.
86 cents in every dollar raised through fundraising goes directly to our community programs to help Australian children 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, 106,000 disadvantaged children and their families received support through Smith Family programs.
Last year, we supported 34,300 Australian students through our Learning for Life sponsorships.
In 2013, 93% of children in our student2student reading program improved their reading age.
10 Dec 2013
A study of participants in The Smith Family’s student2student reading program found that 93 percent improved their reading age.
25 Nov 2013
The Smith Family's Annual Report is now available and provides a comprehensive summary of our progress during 2012/2013.
30 Oct 2013
The Smith Family has labelled the COAG Reform Council’s latest report card on educational achievement “depressing reading”.
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