A big thank you to our generous supporters who responded to our recent Back to School Appeal, donating over $750,000 to help provide learning support for children in need.
If you're in QLD or NSW and are interested in a volunteering opportunity that you can do from the comfort of your office, we're looking for volunteers to support our reading program.
With the help of sponsorship and her Smith Family iTrack mentor, Melanie is now confident about achieving her aspirations.
Reading aloud in class had always been terrifying for Sam but through our reading program student2student, Sam is now reading confidently.
Thousands of disadvantaged Australian children are struggling at school through no fault of their own. From just $43 per month, you can support a child’s education and help change their life.
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.
24 Jan 2014
The Smith Family has estimated ‘the real costs’ of attending public school at upwards of $2000 for one child (at primary school) over a year.
14 Mar 2014
Lack of home internet access among disadvantaged families could undermine the successful implementation of the school curriculum.
20 Mar 2014
The Smith Family CEO Dr Lisa O'Brien discusses the importance of school attendance in the Australian Financial Review.
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