A new service, the first of its kind in Australia, hopes to change that by helping state schools build alumni networks and encourage former students to give back through work experience placements, volunteering and donations.
Ourschool, which is funded by the Education Department and philanthropists, has launched a two-year pilot that will involve alumni experts spending one day a week in eight Victorian state schools.
These schools are Princes Hill Secondary, Sunshine College, Camperdown College, Geelong High School, Mount Waverley Secondary, Warrnambool College, Fountain Gate Secondary College and Keysborough College. The experts will track down former students and tap into their generosity and expertise.
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