Who is AIME?
AIME stands for the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience. AIME is doing fantastic work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school children, with the goal of helping these students to finish school at the same rates as all Australians.
AIME delivers structured mentoring between volunteer university students and Indigenous High School students. Indigenous high school students spend 9-15 hours annually on university campuses through years 9-12. University students travel to schools and community centres to support with homework and tutoring for all Indigenous high school students.
AIME’s goals are to improve Year 10 completion rates, Year 12 completion rates and university admission rates for all participating students. At each community we’re targeting Indigenous students to be completing high school and entering university on par with all Australian students. 2010 progression results show 25% of AIME students progressing from year 9 through to university, and 65% of AIME students progressing from year 9 to complete year 12.
Did You Know...
Less than half of Indigenous students in Australia who start high school end up finishing it? Support Indigenous kids to complete school at the same rate as all Australians.
Our First Beautiful Idea:
“A brighter future through education.”
Our first global initiative is a joint partnership with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) to help Indigenous students complete high school at the same rates as all Australians. As a National Partner and Female Mentor Sponsor, we’re assisting over 500 young women to become volunteer mentors and tutors. With your support, we aim to grow this program to over 1500 young women by 2016.