‘My mentor has helped me develop more self-confidence and allowed me not to settle for a life less than what I am capable of. He has listened to me and instead of feeling sympathetic about what has happened in my life, he has helped me use it as motivation.’ – Scholar
Of our 76 scholars in 2019:
100% completed Year 12 (compared to 79% national average and 76% for disadvantaged students. Source: ACARA 2019)
91% are engaged in tertiary education, employment or training (compared to 59% of disadvantaged students at age 24. Source: The Smith Family 2017)
100% are now confident they will achieve their goals (compared with only 49% before the program)
78% are now confident of their career pathway (compared with only 41% before the program)
95% now understand their strengths and weaknesses (compared with only 38% before the program)
100% are confident they will complete school/tertiary education (compared with only 89% before the program)
‘The scholarship brought ambition and drive to myself – but mostly to my younger siblings, especially my little sister. It’s been one of the most motivating aspects of this experience which has pushed me more.’ – Scholar
Since 2013 we have awarded 148 scholarships and distributed $770,000 in award monies.
With your help we can continue to reach more and more students.