Quantium has strengthened its commitment to The Smith Family, with 20 staff joining the charity’s 2016 iTrack program. iTrack is an online mentoring program which matches a student in Years 9 to 11 to a trained adult mentor, who provides the student with guidance about study options and post-school career paths. All students participating attend schools in low socio-economic areas which have established partnerships with The Smith Family.
“It was wonderful to see how many in our team put their hand up to mentor these students and provide them with the insight and encouragement that might one day guide them to our front door as young talent full of innovation and ambition,” said Quantium Executive Director Tony Davis.
Quantium’s contribution doesn’t end there, with the company signing up for many of The Smith Family’s events throughout the year including delivery of Christmas toy and book packs, provision of data and insights to improve performance planning, plus involvement in the demanding The Smith Family Challenge.
Tony, who was Chairman of the 2016 Challenge and led one of two Quantium teams during the two day event in the Blue Mountains, said The Smith Family is a great fit for Quantium.
“Quantium employees are amongst the brightest and most educationally privileged people in the country while The Smith Family aims to help break the cycle of disadvantage facing many Australian children by providing them with extra support and resources for their education,” he said.
“We are very aware of our role in society and the need to approach our working lives through an ethical and social prism that gives us pride in our efforts. Partnering with The Smith Family is not an afterthought but a contribution we can be proud of every day and every week,” Tony said.
“Quantium is a valued partner of The Smith Family, and it’s fantastic to see so many of their staff becoming even more involved by participating in this year’s iTrack program,” said The Smith Family CEO, Dr Lisa O’Brien.
“Thanks to the ongoing support of Quantium, we are able to ensure more disadvantaged children get the long-term assistance they need to attend school, engage in their learning and complete Year 12,” she said.
18 April 2016
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