Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire

Learning for Life

Learning for Life provides the support of a worker focussed on educational outcomes for young people throughout their early years, primary, secondary and tertiary education. A financial scholarship is provided for educational expenses. Literacy and numeracy programs are provided to partner schools and local communities, as well as mentoring opportunities. We aim to have attendance rates at 90% for all our students, retain them at school to Year 10 and into Year 12 and have them on pathways to higher education or work beyond Year 12.

Service Name: Learning for Life

Phone: 03 9793 9852

Service Area: City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong

Eligibility Criteria: Children and young people from Prep to Year 9 whose family hold a Health Care card and who go to school in our partner schools. They must reside in City of Greater Dandenong or City of Casey; live or study in a community in which Learning for Life is embedded; agree to enter and maintain a partnership with The Smith Family based on mutual respect, accountability and contribution.
This partnership of reciprocity is demonstrated by the family through the timely provision of requested documentation. The family must have a commitment to education and school attendance.
Ensuring the Learning for Life Worker is updated on any changes to details as outlined in the Scholarship
The student/family is referred through partner schools