25 June 2015

National Hoodie Day

Image of the 2015 AIME hoodie

The sleeve of the 2015 AIME Hoodie tell a story.

On Friday 10 July, Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) is calling on Australians to show their support for more Indigenous kids to finish school at the same rate as every Australian child by donning an AIME Hoodie.

AIME provides a dynamic educational program that gives Indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers. AIME has proven to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous kids finishing school. AIME also connects students with post Year 12 opportunities such as further education and employment.

The sleeves of this year’s AIME Hoodie tells a story. It goes like this:

Established 2005. Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience. Born on the streets of Sydney, now sweeping the nation. It begins 25 uni mentors, 25 Indigenous kids, one idea! From little things big things grow. Mentors unlocking limitless potential. Kids getting through school. Together we are better. Indigenous school captains, doctors, lawyers, scientists, teachers, prime ministers. Imagine what’s possible. Ten thousand kids by 2018. Smashing stereotypes. Leaping the gap. Don’t look back. A country dancing to the beat of Indigenous success.”

RMIT has been in partnership with AIME for the past five years, supporting AIME’s program and mentors.

You can also do more than just donning an AIME hoodie by becoming an AIME mentor. Even if you just commit as little as 16 hours each year, the program will have a major impact on your leadership, communication and teamwork skills, which will support your long-term career development and professional networks.

To get in touch with an AIME RMIT representative or to find out more information on how you can get involved, go to AIME at RMIT.

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