To assist young Australians in necessitous circumstances to overcome the barriers to their education, enabling them to reach their potential.
We achieve our mission by: • Ensuring the provision of adequate early, primary, secondary and tertiary education for those referred to us for support. • Providing financial aid for educational essentials, including any necessary clothing, textbooks and equipment. • Proving opportunities to access other aspects of a well-rounded education, such as extra-curricular activity, access to technology and remedial tuition in areas of under-performance. • Providing financial aid to address health and medical conditions which impede on a student’s school performance and/or attendance. • Recognising scholastic attainments and encouraging the vocational or professional ambitions or aptitudes of the students that we assist.
A Start in Life is deeply committed to: • The careful stewardship of funds entrusted to us by our supporters • Good governance and risk management • Rigorous, comprehensive and fair assessment practices • Tailored support • Continued engagement with students and families