For the past two years Scope Global has proudly supported the work of The Smith Family in helping young disadvantaged Australians in their education journey.
For children, the effects of low socio-economic status often leads to poor early development, fewer educational opportunities and higher rates of unemployment.
The Smith Family helps break the cycle of disadvantage by working with families in high need communities, and providing long-term support for disadvantaged children throughout their education.
Scope Managing Director Kym Davis, says it is important for organisations such as Scope to support the local community.
“Both The Smith Family and Scope Global share a similar ethos in recognising the value of education as a way of transforming lives and pulling people out of poverty,” Kym Davis says.
“Scope Global is proud to support The Smith Family in their work helping disadvantaged children to reach their full potential.”
Ten Scope Global staff have become volunteer mentors to high school students as part of The Smith Family’s online mentoring program, iTrack.
Mentors act as role models for disadvantaged youth, providing students with the encouragement and guidance to succeed in their studies and transition into the workforce.
Students with disadvantaged backgrounds often have limited access to role models, so iTrack mentors play a crucial role in filling the void and guiding students to success.
Another way in which Scope Global is supporting The Smith Family is by sponsoring a young Aboriginal woman studying psychology at university.
Thanks to the support from the Smith Family, she excelled at high school, and was accepted into Bond University, Queensland.
Originally from South Australia, she says she will use her studies and passion for psychology to give back to the community and those who have supported her throughout her studies.
Alongside these initiatives Scope Global staff have participated in The Smith Family’s annual quiz night and also donated to the Toy & Book Appeal, which supports families in financial hardship.
Donating toys and books helps to bring a smile to a child in need at Christmas, and ensures all Australians, regardless of their circumstance, feel like they belong.