At Key College, education breaks the cycle of disadvantage. Key College is an accredited independent high school for homeless young people in Redfern. They offer individual learning programs for students from Year 7 through to Year 12.

At Key College, they give students the support they need to gain their School Certificate or Higher School Certificate and move forward with their lives.

They’re not like a mainstream high school. At Key College we teach all students in one large classroom. It’s a supportive learning environment that covers far more than the regular school curriculum.

Before learning can begin, our students need support – and that’s what is provided. Often their students have a drug dependency or alcohol problem and most have lived in abusive situations. They help students with their housing, health, counselling and legal issues.

When a student graduates from Key College they have a strong feeling of ‘belonging’ to a community. When they leave, they do all they can to help them transition into further education, training and employment.

The Darlings have had a long term relationship with Key College, and have sent a number of students to RYLA and in September 2018 we will be providing sponsorship for equipment and passports for three of the Key College students when they hike the Kokoda track in Papua New Guinea.