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 ]
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... View details ⇨
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... View details ⇨
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 ]
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!
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 ]
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... View details ⇨
“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.
“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 ]
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 ]