Learning Clubs to help children maximise their future potential are being embraced by East Tamar and St Leonards Primary School students for the first time.
Thanks to a $153,000 investment from Hydro Tasmania, the new Learning Clubs are being delivered by The Smith Family in partnership with local schools.
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Shannon Anis, program coordinator for The Smith Family, said the Learning Clubs aimed to develop students skills in areas such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
"Hydro Tasmania funding has allowed us to employ a Learning Club coordinator who has some background in science," Ms Anis said.
"Together we've developed an 18-week program that focuses entirely on STEM."
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Ms Anis said most Learning Clubs would struggle to operate without volunteers and financial support from Hydro Tasmania.
"We only ever had one Learning Club and through their support we've been able to extend to 12 schools across the state delivering Learning Clubs which is phenomenal," she said.
"We prioritise those students on Learning for Life scholarships with The Smith Family. Those are the families that are experiencing some sort of disadvantage."
Hydo Tasmania's belief that education is the key to breaking the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage motivates the organisation to support the delivery of Learning Clubs.
"Giving young people the support and resources they need will help them reach their full potential and is an investment that will deliver benefits for them, their family and generations to come," Hydro Tasmania chief executive Steve Davy said.
"Many of the Learning Clubs have a focus on the STEM subjects that are creating skills for tomorrow's world, so The Smith Family is an ideal partner for us to foster young people's interest in a clean renewable energy future.
"Building a better Tasmania is at the heart of everything we do and a strong future relies on the next generation having access to a great education."
The Smith Family and Hydro Tasmania's relationship began in 2016 when an initial $20,000 was invested to establish two Learning Clubs in Launceston.