19 September 2013

Indigenous mentoring grows at RMIT

AIME Mentoring

Awesome job guys!

We’ve had 87 mentors. Maybe you are number 88.

Eighty-seven RMIT students stepped up as mentors for the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) in the first half of 2013. This puts RMIT at fourth place among 22 Australian universities.

Together, these mentors have worked with 125 students in year 7 to 12 from numerous schools in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs.

AIME was established in 2005 to provide Indigenous high school students with the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers through a dynamic educational program.

As part of the ongoing partnership, RMIT have been supporting AIME‘s programs such as The Other Election and the National Hoodie Day. The partnership started in 2010 after RMIT recognised the positive impact AIME had created in driving the academic achievement of Indigenous students.

“AIME’s hard work, initiative, creativity and continuing perseverance is making a difference to young Indigenous Australians, ultimately leading to a much more unified, fair and open Australia”, said International Studies student Aurelia Pichay.

AIME’s goal is to work with 10,000 Indigenous students by 2018. Will you be the next mentor? Take the first step and go to AIME at RMIT.

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