The Smith Family is the largest Australian children’s education charity helping disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.
Today, one in 10 Australian children lives in a jobless family1, where even life's basics are hard to come by. When families are experiencing financial disadvantage, children can fall behind in their learning, leaving them more vulnerable to experiencing hardship themselves later in life.
Investing in the education of a disadvantaged child today has long-term benefits for them, their families and the communities they live in. By supporting a disadvantaged child to participate fully in their education, they can achieve better life outcomes overall.
1 Source: ABS Labour Force Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families, June 2015 Data, Released August 2016