“Phoenix is very spirited. She wants more homework. She’s always asking questions. She really loves Learning Club because there’s always more. It’s just a lovely program.
“And she’s so happy there because she is seeing her friends and building best friendships. So Learning Club has become her special time.”
Now Phoenix is going from strength to strength at school. And Stacey is so grateful to all the supporters who are helping Phoenix to reach her potential.
“Many of the volunteer tutors are university students. So Phoenix gets to interact with people who are more mature than her. It is a really great group of peers modelling good behavior,” said Stacey.
“Because of that extra time at Learning Club, I could see the difference between Phoenix and some of her peers. She has even been nominated by her teacher for the Student Representative Council.
“I feel like we’ve received a lot of personal support from The Smith Family. It feels like we actually do have family here. We’re very lucky.”
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