What’s the deal
for the flight?
On February 19th, 2019, the most critical commercial flight in US history takes off with Sydney as the destination. On that plane will be 200 US college students who have been selected to set up AIME’s model at their college to mentor 100 local disadvantaged high school kids out of inequality.
20,000 kids in total will receive mentoring in the US in 2019 after this flight. Why Sydney? It's where AIME was born 15 years ago.
it for me?
Return flights and accommodation are covered for all guests, as are your tickets to the festival for four days, including the final night’s celebration.
You’ll have the chance to share your knowledge and wisdom with 200 college students who are rolling up their sleeves to build an America that is united, from the ground up; an America that believes in sharing knowledge; and an America that embraces difference as a strength.
At this stage you are simply putting your hand up to come along for the ride, sit next to a youngster on the plane and tell them your story, be there to guide them and ask questions over the four days. In addition, if you want to offer to run a workshop please note it in your application.
Your headline role is to be a campfire mentor, connecting one-on-one with kids to share your wisdom. And of course, you can take the time to sit back over the four days and soak in the inspiration. Think of it as the world's greatest four day creative inspirational adventure.
What’s in it for
In 2019 the festival will be held for USA college students exclusively, in 2020 we will open up the experience to India, Asia, Europe, Pacific Islands and Africa, with a plane taking off from each region. This means that in 2020 there will be 100,000 kids in the AIME School for Life program gaining mentoring from 100,000 university students worldwide.
Deets & Dates
Okay, quick sense check
Have you got a valid passport? Can your org/you get yourself to LAX for Feb 19? These tasks are on you. AIME will cover your international return flights (LAX-SYD) and your accomodation in Aus. On the chartered plane out, we won't be allocating business class seats to you guys. We'll spread you out throughout the plane with the college students. This trip is a battle for equality. Ego and status should be left at the door.
First week of October - Student Chapter Applications open
2/19 - Meet in LA
All mentors will meet in LAX in time for the outbound flight to Australia.
2/19 - LAX - SYD
The most critical flight in US history takes off.
2/21 - LAX - SYD
A pumped up flight full of mentors and ambassadors lands into Sydney.
2/22 - FAM
Festival of AIME Mentoring day 1
2/23 - FAM
Festival of AIME Mentoring day 2
2/24 - FAM
Festival of AIME Mentoring day 3
2/25 - FAM
Festival of AIME Mentoring day 4
2/26, 2/27, 2/28
Return flight options.