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The Smith Family

Who we are

The Problem

More than one point one million Australian children and young people live in poverty.
Today, there are more than 1.1m Australian children and young people living in poverty.
Disadvantaged students have a 19 per cent lower year twelve completion rate.
Disadvantaged students have significantly lower Year 12 completion rates.
Disadvantaged students are on average 2 to 3 years behind in reading and maths by the time they are 15 years old.
Disadvantaged students are on average 2-3 years behind in reading and maths by the time they are 15 years old.

Making a difference

206,836 received support
Last year, 206,836 disadvantaged children and their families received support through Smith Family programs.
49,735 students sponsored
Last year, we supported 49,735 Australian students through our Learning for Life sponsorships.
95% of participating students improved their reading age
Last year, 96% of children in our student2student reading program improved their reading age.

Latest News

The Smith Family is proud to partner with the Community Council for Australia and the Origin Foundation for the It Takes a Village campaign.
11 Mar 2019
The new ACOSS report on Poverty in Australia highlights the importance of helping disadvantaged young Australians, to achieve educationally and access employment opportunities.
15 Oct 2018
A big thank you to all the thousands of amazing rider-fundraisers who participated in Around the Bay this year. Changing lives though education! It's not too late to donate...
18 Oct 2018

We are committed to child safety

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