We know our work is making a difference.
‘I would recommend this program to anyone. It has had a huge impact on my life. The events that we had were helpful to introduce me to work life by meeting and talking with other successful and professional people. I never would have experienced this kind of environment if it wasn’t for ABCN.’ – Scholar

Of our 2021 scholars:

  • 90% completed Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary certificate or vocational qualification
    (compared to 79% national average and 76% for disadvantaged students. Source: ACARA 2019)

    • Of the three students who did not complete Year 12 in 2021, all remain engaged in the Accelerate program in alternative pathways including: traineeships in Hospitality and Civil Construction and one scholar is employed and training as a mentor and coach to at-risk youth in his community.
  • 100% of Year 3 graduates are engaged in employment, tertiary education or training (compared with 25% of disadvantaged students at age 24. Source: Lamb, 2020)
  • 91% are now clear and on track with their short and long-term goals (compared with only 44% before the program)
  • 87% now have a wide range of career options and future pathways
    (compared with only 49% before the program)
  • 91% now understand their strengths, skills, and abilities in relation to study, work and personal (compared with only 47% before the program)

Since 2013 we have awarded 225 scholarships and distributed over $1,246,000 in financial award monies.

With your help, we can continue to reach more and more students.

To learn more about our impact, read the ABCN Foundation Annual Report 2021.

Accelerate scholar reveals the best thing about her program

Julina Lim is an ABCN Accelerate scholar who graduated from Cabramatta High School last year with the top HSC state rank in economics and an ATAR of 99.95.  We caught up with Julina to hear how her ABCN mentor helped her on the path to success, and her advice for future mentors.


Read how The Age reported on how our 2020 applications soared due to COVID-19 hardship.

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