The Smith Family
The Smith Family
yesterday at 07:15. Facebook
We provide balanced, ongoing and tailored support, starting from before a child is at school, all the way through to their post-school years.

Studies show that this approach is proven to increase high school graduations and university enrolments, and to decrease welfare reliance in adulthood. Sponsor a child today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Kerri Stephens
Jan Masters
Anne Hare
The Smith Family
The Smith Family
04/24/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
Today let’s recognise the courage of our heroes.
Today let’s recognise the courage of our heroes
Sarah Dean
Nada Sinclair
Khacheek Azad
The Smith Family
The Smith Family
04/21/2017 at 04:30. Facebook
When Kacie was in Year 3, she was struggling at school. With the support of her Learning for Life sponsor, she has done a full turnaround. Now, she’s graduated high school and is studying to become a teacher. Learn more about sponsorship and how you can help: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Kay Anderson
Ali Gardner
Philippa Bagus Putu
Welcome to The Smith Family Wish Tree! Make a wish for the futures of our Learning for Life students and type it in the comments below. With your support, we can help make these wishes come true.
Welcome to The Smith Family Wish Tree Make a wish for the
Lillian Whittaker
Heather Stevens
Megan Griffiths
Now don’t be like this little guy. Take a break and have an eggs-cellent Easter!
Now don’t be like this little guy Take a break and have an eggscellent Easter
Tony Waugh
Emma was a sponsored student from Year 10 who went on to become a lawyer. Now, she’s training to become a mentor to a young law student. Read more about Emma’s story here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Emma was a sponsored student from Year 10 who went on to
Tony Waugh
Annabelle Parr
Congratulations to our Class of 2016! Each and every one of you is an inspiration and we’re so proud of your achievements. Celebrating our Learning for Life students at our graduation events is an absolute highlight for us. This year, students were thrilled to be joined by the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia; Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and...
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Congratulations to our Class of 2016 Each and every one of you
Jill Roche
Heather Isemonger
Barbara Flear
No hardship is impossible to conquer when you have a friend who listens and understands you. Tag that person and let them know that they’re a great friend.
No hardship is impossible to conquer when you have a friend who
Amanda Armstrong
Wendys Wears
Vivian Davidson
Jake’s story is truly heartbreaking. He was only two years old when his dad was diagnosed with cancer so aggressive that Jake’s mum became the sole breadwinner. Now poverty follows Jake to school. He’s teased for the way he looks and the things his family can’t afford; he feels out of place because he can’t catch up with his classmates no matter how hard he tries. And it’s destroying his hope...
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Jakes story is truly heartbreaking He was only two years old when
Stephen Priestley
Pam Galloway
Pam Galloway
Sustained support throughout a child’s schooling will have a significant long term impact on their future success. Our results show that 84% of Learning for Life graduates in Years 10-12 were engaged in employment, education or training 12 months after participating in our program. Read more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Vivian Davidson
Amanda Aziz
Bev Portors
Today we’re celebrating World Harmony Day! We believe that everyone should feel like they belong.
Today were celebrating World Harmony Day We believe that everyone should feel
Tony Waugh
Matt Skene
Chris Falanga
Thank you to the 70 challengers who headed to Kangaroo Valley last weekend to participate in The Smith Family Challenge, to raise funds for disadvantaged children. On average, each participant travelled 55 km by bike, 40 km on foot and swam or canoed 5 km over the two days. What an amazing effort!
Thank you to the 70 challengers who headed to Kangaroo Valley last
Lorraine Montgomery
Gloria Walter
Paul Muyomba
Sponsorship is a simple but life-changing way to support a child in need. But if we don’t help now, many will fall behind and never catch up. Today, 3,452 children are waiting for support. Let’s show these children that they don't have to miss out. Become a sponsor today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Sponsorship is a simple but lifechanging way to support a child in
It’s time for everyone to have a Fairy Godmother or Fairy Godfather. Simply take the last digit of your phone number + the month you were born and there you have it! Share your result in the comments.
Faiza Ahmad
Clara-Isabel Maldonado
Sharon Mills
How well do you know the effects of growing up in poverty? Take our short quiz to find out the reality facing our children:
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How well do you know the effects of growing up in poverty
Tony Waugh
Estelle Behrens
Jake doesn’t know that children who grow up in poverty like him start school already behind their peers. He doesn’t know the school essentials and support he lacks today may affect him for the rest of his life. All Jake knows is he has less and feels “less than” everyone else.

Sponsorship gives crucial, comprehensive support to disadvantaged children like Jake. By helping them catch up and...
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Jake doesnt know that children who grow up in poverty like him
Nola Pearmain
Mick Brand
The Smith Family
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr Seuss
Every child deserves the chance to succeed in school and go on to pursue their dreams.
The more that you read the more things you will know The
Tony Waugh
Fatima Dib
Lesley Willing
“If we weren’t connected with The Smith Family, we would be definitely in no position today to see Sophie graduate” - Sherrie, Sophie’s mum.

For 1 in 7 young Australians, the reality of intergenerational poverty means that the path towards university can seem impossible. Learn more about how you can help them to break the cycle of poverty: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Clint Bearham
Lynette Thomas
Winifred Willcox
Jake goes to school every day knowing he’s different. He feels “less than” for falling behind in class, missing out on school trips or not having the right shoes or uniform. Sadly, there are 1.1 million young Australians growing up in poverty and struggling at school, just like Jake. Here’s how you can help today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Barry Higgins
Brian Greig
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