Thank you for living your story and thank you for allowing others to walk in it with you.
- Steph Orr (AIME Mentor & Program Manager)
A riveting story with eloquent prose and brutal honesty. I can't wait to read the sequel.Patrick Orme (AIME Staffer)
The messages are very clear. Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you’ve ever been, to stand up taller than you ever were before.Rhian Miller (AIME Mentor & Centre Manager)
This is an idea that would change not only the lives of thousands of young Australians but help challenge the national narrative.Tom Wensley (AIME Staffer)
The Mentor is raw, honest and inspiring.Erin Wimshurst (AIME Mentor & Program Manager)
95% of people would have let the dream go in the earliest hard days (probably me included), but its you 5%ers who really do amazing things and impact the world!!!Sarah Law (AIME Mentor & Centre Manager)
"The Mentor" has inspired me to chase my dreams and realise nothing is ever impossible if you believe in it !Patrick Templeman (AIME Mentor & Program Manager)
'The Mentor' is an inspiring story about finding identity. I absolutely love how raw and real this story is, written with clear and accessible language, inclusive for all who wish to read.Madison Fitzpatrick (AIME Staffer)
Hear how mentors from one of Australia's most prestigious university's started supporting a small group of Indigenous students in Redfern... what happened next is remarkable.Layne Brown (AIME Mentor & Centre Manager)
The honesty and vulnerability in The Mentor was refreshing and I personally connected with Jack’s struggle to understand and believe in his own identity and place as an Aboriginal man.Robbie Miller (AIME Mentor & Program Manager)
What can I say about the Mentor.? It’s insightful into the humble beginnings of AIME and the hard work that every single person has put into it.Sienna Samuels (AIME Mentor & Program Assistant)
Just like AIME itself, ‘the Mentor’ is entrenched with human connection. Very rarely do books find a way to draw you in and unlock your mind like this book.Emma Dunn (AIME Mentor Leader & Program Assistant)
We can be the change we want to see in the world we just have to be loyal to that vision and relentless in our pursuit of it.Christa Cowan (AIME Mentor & Program Manager)
The book made me reflect on my own life especially as a young Indigenous man who went to Uni to get the skills to change things for the people in my community. The Mentor challenged me to be ambitious in my actions as well as thoughts.Rhys Pearcey (AIME Mentor & Program Manager)
In The Mentor we are taken on a journey – through a time and place in Australia - through the eyes of one fast-paced and insanely motivated individual.Kristine O'Ferrall (AIME Mentor & Centre Manager)
AIME is the first place I've ever had a sense of community, I knew it was special and now even though I didn't feel like I needed to, I think I know why!!Pia Barnett (AIME Mentor & Program Manager)
After reading The Mentor I realised I'm not so different to our CEO or the Indigenous students we mentor or the mentors themselves. We all have our identity challenged, which causes us to evaluate who we are and how we see ourselves.Carly Walsh (AIME Mentor & Program Manager)
As a young indigenous female I can related to jack because it is a journey that we all have when we discover and ask ourselves who are we? Where do I come from? How do I live in both world’s, one with my culture and the other in the western world.Thierra Clanton (AIME Mentor Leader)
We know mentoring can change the world.
So we've penciled in June 7 to launch our global competition to find 10 young people across 10 different countries and give them the chance to run AIME in their nation, mobilising uni students to work with kids that are being left behind. It's our golden ticket to changing an unfair world.
The $2Million we are raising will support the golden ticket winners over the three years, bringing them to Australian, sending our mentors to support them in their country and giving complete access to all the DNA.
Bang a gong, let's get it on.