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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.
Aaron used to feel sad and nervous at school. His older brother, Kyle, felt frustrated. It wasn’t because they didn’t like school. It’s because they were struggling to keep up.
As a young boy, Jason knew he didn’t fit in at school. His mum worked long hours to raise four children on her own. She always put food on the table.
When Taleah’s dad had a stroke five years ago, everything changed for the family. Up until then, Taleah’s mum, Michelle, had been working full time.
Today, there are more than 662,100 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, 124,902 disadvantaged children and their families received support through Smith Family programs.
Last year, we supported 34,096 Australian students through our Learning for Life sponsorships.
Last year, 95% of children in our student2student reading program improved their reading age.
17 Oct 2016
In anti-poverty week our CEO comments on how poverty affects the educational outcomes of the children we support and how our approach is helping these young people break the cycle of disadvantage.
28 Sep 2016
In her latest opinion piece, our CEO Lisa O'Brien discusses the importance of increased investment in programs to help parents become more engaged in their child’s learning.
31 Aug 2016
Our new research report presents our latest data showing highly disadvantaged students in Australia are achieving significantly improved educational outcomes through their participation in our Learning for Life program.
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