People of AIME

Meet some of the people of AIME

Meet some people we have connected to AIME from across the world. Get a sense of the characters we have, from our current volunteering Mentors to the 2017 Global Launch Ambasadors. From Program Managers in Brisbane Australia to Hooded Scholars in South Africa. We have friends in all corners of the universe, we'll keep updating their profiles here to shine a light on the kindness they bring to the world.

Swati Dlamini Mandela

Swati Dlamini Mandela

2017 Global Ambassador

My grandfather always said that education for all of our children was the best way to end inequality in our world. We all bear a responsibility to change the poverty, unemployment and inequality, AIME inspires everyone in the education space to achieve this..

Giorgia Moran

Giorgia Moran

Program Manager

I came to AIME as a university student. I started as a mentor, then became an intern and now I’m a staff member. I get the incredible opportunity to see the impact the program provides for our Indigenous high school students. AIME empowers and guides mentees onto positive educational pathways whilst preparing them to become leaders of our future generations.

Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling

2017 Global Ambassador

My life has been profoundly shaped by different mentors at different times. I want to do whatever I can to help AIME provide that experience for young people around the world.

Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba

2017 Global Ambassador

By standing together with dignity and hope for the future, AIME transforms lives.

Darcy Sketcher

Darcy Sketcher

Mentor

I was sick of reading the paper or hearing stories of inequality in our own backyard. I decided to get off my backside and do something about it. AIME encourages and empowers our mentees to create a fairer and a more loving world.

Patrick J Adams

Patrick J Adams

2017 Global Ambassador

Beyond my family, no people have helped shape my life, my career and my view of the world more than the mentors I have been lucky enough to work, play and live with. I’m so excited to have found AIME and to do everything I can to serve the cause of mentorship all over the world.

Sherice Jackson

Sherice Jackson

2019 Co-CEO

I want to be able to help students like me and make them care about education rather than resenting school like I did for so long.

Troian Bellasario

Troian Bellasario

2017 Global Ambassador

Our future belongs to the next generation and I have no doubt that they will build it brighter and better than we ever could; but, I want to live in a world where every young person has an equal shot at that herculean task. AIME’s mentorship program exists to empower the youth of the globe, and guide them towards greatness, for all of our sakes.

Yael Stone

Yael Stone

2017 Global Ambassador

The global community is staring at monstrous inequality. AIME's mentoring model creates a bridge that brings people together and makes change possible.

Makhale Tshifaro

Makhale Tshifaro

Hooded Scholar

I know that one’s greatest weakness lies in giving up when they fail, but the most certain way to succeed is always to try one last time. This is why I joined AIME, because failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently and I want to encourage mentees to use the power of failure.

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

2017 Global Ambassador

AIME is not only mighty, it is crucial. It has the power to knit the entire global community together through education, and endorses mentorship in the best possible way. It will lift, it will deepen, it will transform.

Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe

2017 Global Ambassador

I believe in the work AIME does and I want to see it broaden to being a service globally. I want to see this happen because I believe in the young people of our future and the future they can create for the world.

Joe Lo Truglio

Joe Lo Truglio

2017 Global Ambassador

If you have a mentor, you have a glimpse of what you can do, who you can be. A child can suddenly see his future. AIME is a great organization which reminds us all how important that is.

Danielle Cormack

Danielle Cormack

2017 Global Ambassador

There is unmitigated proof that mentoring helps build resilience and opportunity for those that need a hand. Any movement that fosters a positive impact on the lives of our youth, our future, has my whole hearted support. Go AIME

Connor MacNamara

Connor MacNamara

Mentor

After finding a sense of belonging within myself, my culture and family I knew the next step for me was to give back and help my local community. AIME for me was the perfect way to easily and effectively achieve this. I believe so much in AIME’s vision to empower the youth, particularly Indigenous kids through education and embracing who they truly are.

Tai Hara

Tai Hara

2017 Global Ambassador

AIME to me is a place where barriers don’t exist. A place that allows young people to be leaders, to ignite within and extend beyond themselves - sharing, learning, growing and enriching lives together. It’s an organisation that is unwavering in it's power and passion to change lives and break down segregation borne of race and culture. But most importantly, AIME is working to move us toward a healthier, more inclusive, brighter future.

Beth Dover

Beth Dover

2017 Global Ambassador

I know that for me, gaining insight from my mentors helped me understand not just the subject matter, but how to process the information and apply it to your real life. As a student, feeling cared for in an educational system is so important. That is why AIME is so important.

Ben Lee

Ben Lee

2017 Global Ambassador

The value of mentoring is massive as it can open our minds and hearts to possibilities that we couldnt have conceived of even existing previously. It is a tender relationship between two people, where both are connected, present in service and love, and able to understand that two minds put together can be infinitely more powerful than a single one on its own.

Rose McIver

Rose McIver

2017 Global Ambassador

I believe that mentoring has the power to change lives. Encouraging, supporting and guiding our youth towards making decisions that serve their future and their community is the most powerful approach we have to overcoming social injustice. It is also a method that is so rewarding, inspiring and educational for the mentors. I support this cause whole heartedly.

Dash Mihok

Dash Mihok

2017 Global Ambassador

I am who I am because of people that took the time to look with Love, deeper and further... Into a kids possibility... Mentor's plant seeds that can ultimately make the difference in every life choice and help breed a grander view of equality and acceptance in our ever shifting world. I am honored to get to be a part of AIME and mentoring around the globe. With every interaction, especially on a global scale, may we be reminded that we are truly one and Love is all there is.

Elana Stone

Elana Stone

2017 Global Ambassador

AIME is an amazing organisation that is invested in creating positive change for people all over the world. Their mentoring program enables young people to see a world of possibility beyond their own expectations. I want to be part of that.

Jade Symons

Jade Symons

Program Manager

AIME and its values are something I really believe in. It’s radical, cultural-shifting work is reshaping both the psychological framework of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. AIME’s work really makes you believe in humans and our collective capacity.

Caiti Ward

Caiti Ward

2017 Global Ambassador

If you can't see it, you can't be it', and there's no better time than now to take responsibility and start showing up for the disadvantaged and underprivileged. I don't know who I would be today if it weren't for the incredible mentors who, with patience, love and leadership, showed me I could be more than I ever dreamed. I'm so grateful that AIME exists to ensure more young people are exposed to that example.

Adrienne C Moore

Adrienne C Moore

2017 Global Ambassador

Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead and no man yet to be born could do it any better.

Lauren Bath

Lauren Bath

2017 Global Ambassador

I got into my career out of a desire to travel and an unexpected side effect was how travel changed me. I want to leave this planet a better place than I found it and I can’t think of a better organisation to support for this end than AIME. Giving underprivileged kids around the world the opportunity to be the best version of themselves through a program that actually cares, what is better than that? This is a movement that matters.

Steve Crombie

Steve Crombie

2017 Global Ambassador

Education is our future. I admire AIME's dream to ensure that all people, wealthy or poor, indigenous or non-indigenous have the same access to education. The better educated we are, the more capable we are of facing the future together. I want to help make that mission a reality.

Amelia Darmawan

Amelia Darmawan

2017 Global Ambassador

Every child on the planet deserves the chance to fulfil their true potential. I support AIME because I want to be part of a generation that will lift up the next and not stand idly by in the face of inequality.