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Support a rider or team in Coast to Coast 2017 and help disadvantaged South Australian children to succeed at school so they can create better futures for themselves.

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How your support helps

For 1 in 10 Australian children growing up in disadvantage, it can limit their choices, opportunities and outcomes in life. Investing in their education delivers long-term positive benefits for them, their family and potentially generations to come.

All funds raised by Coast to Coast riders will help to provide these children with practical essentials like school books, shoes, bags, uniforms and the support they need to keep up at school and realise their full potential.

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      The Smith Family Stories

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      About The Smith Family

      The Smith Family is a leading children’s education charity helping disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.

      Today, one in 10 Australian children lives in disadvantage*, where even life's basics are hard to come by. When families are experiencing financial disadvantage, children can fall behind in their learning, leaving them more vulnerable to experiencing hardship themselves later in life.

      Investing in the education of a disadvantaged child today has long-term benefits for them, their families and the communities they live in. By supporting a disadvantaged child to participate fully in their education, they can achieve better life outcomes overall.

      The Smith Family supports children in need through Learning for Life. This program helps them to participate more fully in their education through a three-step approach. Financial, practical and emotional support supports their educational journey throughout their school years. This innovative, evidence-based approach is improving the attendance and attainment rates for disadvantaged children at school, and in addition is enabling them to be engaged in higher education studies or work after leaving the program.

      In the last year our work reached more than 127,000 disadvantaged children and families in 94 communities across Australia.

      *Source: ABS Labour Force Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families, June 2015 Data, Released August 2016.