Through circumstances beyond their control, their future is limited before it begins. And too easily it becomes a vicious cycle.
These sobering statistics mean that students from low SES backgrounds:
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By comparison, providing mentoring and financial support at high school can change the life of these students to look like this:
The young people we work with also face challenges that many of us can’t even imagine. These might include trauma, domestic violence, cultural barriers, poverty and carer or financial responsibilities.
100% of applications demonstrated extraordinary levels of disadvantage that, sadly, so many young Australians are experiencing today.
Without education, the ability for these young people to pursue a fulfilling career and earn a sustainable income for themselves and their families is significantly diminished. Without support, the disadvantage they experience today is likely to continue into adulthood and onto the next generation.
Intervention at high school enables the opportunity for change.
The legacy of a scholarship delivers a ripple effect that benefits not just the student, but their family, school and community. Achieving their potential means less welfare reliance, demonstrating that it is possible to break the cycle of disadvantage, irrespective of family background, ethnicity, religious persuasion or any other distinction.
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