Business empowering young Australians to reach their potential
in the future world of work

what we do

The Australian Business and Community Network is a group of almost 200 low socio-economic status schools and over 50 leading businesses and organisations, working together to address educational disadvantage through structured workplace mentoring and business/school partnerships.

Our corporate mentors support the development of students’ skills and mindsets, confidence and aspiration, so they can achieve more than they thought was possible.

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ABCN celebrates a successful year in end-of-year events

During November, ABCN brought together mentors, champions, teachers and principals with proud parents and carers to award the 2023 Accelerate scholarships to 39 deserving students and to celebrate the outgoing 2020 scholars. Kicking off in...
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ABCN Board appoints Brett Clark as Chair

The Australian Business Community Network (ABCN) is delighted to announce the appointment of Brett Clark, TAL Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, as its incoming Chair, replacing Tony Macvean, Managing Partner of Hall &...
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ABCN Foundation announces 39 new Accelerate scholarships

This year, 39 deserving young students will receive scholarships through the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) 2023 Accelerate scholarship program. Accelerate is a three-year scholarship for students who are exceptional yet who face significant barriers....
Our Programs

The power of mentoring

The key skills and mindsets that all ABCN programs aim to develop are communication, self-management and confidence. Students in our flagship programs achieve higher than average Year 12 completion rates, while our mentors also report high levels of engagement and personal development.

our foundation

Scholarships for
high-potential students

The ABCN Foundation awards scholarships to exceptional students whose disadvantage impacts their ability to complete school and pursue tertiary pathways. This three-year program provides financial assistance as well as mentoring support during Years 11, 12 and the first year post-school.

For some kids — all it takes is that one conversation and it just changes their whole entire lives. I now want to be that person, so that I can also talk to the next generation to say: 'I know what you’re going through and there is light'. ”

— Ali Mehanna, former ABCN student
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