Monash is proud to be a partner of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME). AIMEs dynamic educational program gives Indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as every other Australian student. It offers Monash students an incredible volunteering opportunity and a chance to be part of this exciting national initiative.
AIME was established in 2005 by 19-year-old Indigenous Sydney University student, Jack Manning Bancroft. Jack grabbed 25 of his mates and went down to a local high school in Redfern. This group could never have imagined that nine years later there would be over 1,000 Indigenous kids and 1,000 Uni students nationwide walking in their footsteps to ensure no Indigenous student is left behind.
AIMEs proven track record has seen the program expand to over 200 schools and 16 university sites across Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia. AIME Monash is now running for the 4th year and so far the program has been a great success.
From hip-hop to resume-writing, public speaking to study skills, theres plenty of laughs in AIMEs high energy learning sessions. Mentors all up their cool factor with AIMEs slick black hoodies whilst getting all the training and support they need to get the most out of the mentoring experience.
New in 2013, AIME will also be connecting selected Mentors with corporate sponsors like Google, CommBank, Telstra, Virgin Australia, Lend Lease and more to provide an awesome graduate development program.
For a minor time commitment (as little as 16 hours per year) the program will have a major impact on a Mentors leadership, communication and teamwork skills, supporting their long-term career development and professional networks.
All Monash students are encouraged to apply to be Mentors. No skills or experience needed - you just need to be yourself. There will be programs run at Clayton, Berwick and Peninsula campuses.