The Smith Family

The Smith Family is Australia’s leading children’s education charity, providing young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds with the extra tools and support they need to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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Who are we?

"Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to take my education and life further."

Sabir, tertiary Learning for Life student


What are we doing?

How can we ensure young Australians in need receive the support they need to help them thrive at school and beyond?

The Smith Family - Learning for Life – Pathways, Engagement and Transitions, Expanding the On PAR pilot program, Peer to Peer Network pilot

We drive educational and research projects. We’ve collaborated to offer intensive case management for families with complex educational support needs, connect families in peer support networks, and follow the post-school transitions of students to identify factors supporting or hindering their success.
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Where are we working?

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impact areas

What are our impact areas?

Thriving children


Other areas of focus

What are our other impact areas?

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