We've got a story of change that has lit up Australia for 13 years, and is now working across the world. It's a simple idea, mentoring. We are about to announce the countries where we will be heading to through a recently launched global campaign that will run for 3 years.

It’s a proven model to end inequality and bring the powerful & powerless together.

What’s the vision? A world where mentoring is something we all do. Where it's normal.

Here's the facts:

  • Model of mentoring that connects universities to the most disadvantaged high school kids.

  • Data driven, research backed, proven impact. Kids in the program close the educational gap with their mainstream peers then transition through to uni, employment and training at the same rate. Historical data in Australia shows 40% of Indigenous people aged 18-25 are in uni, employment or training. The non-Indigenous average is 75% for the same cohort. AIME students have achieved between 73-78% for the last 6+ years. We've closed the educational gap.

  • 15,000 Indigenous kids in Australia ripped out of educational inequality.  

  • 5,000 uni student mentors across Australia, the biggest volunteer movement of uni students in Australian history.

  • We work in 40 different regions in Australia and we're about to introduce the model to 4+ countries globally

  • Scalable, cheap, impactful and got an energy like very few organisations you will come across - we make

Along with the reports at the bottom of this page, throughout the site you will find other endorsements and resources that help illuminate the impact. Such as:

  1. Business leaders and university leaders back home signed an open letter to university leaders across the world endorsing our model to create fast, scalable change for disadvantaged kids & grow the leadership skills of university students who act as mentors in our program.

  2. Here's a 2 minute animated film that paints a picture of what AIME does.

  3. To get a good sense of it, watch the classroom interview with 25 participants from different walks of life over the last 12 years (20 minutes of viewing time) or check out the other one on one interviews.

  4. The BIO of our CEO & founder is here if it helps for the legit test.

Reports

2016 Annual Story

2016 was another year of transformational education and wonderful outcomes for the Indigenous kids participating in AIME across our nation. It was also a year of exploring new evolutionary pathways for the AIME model.

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2015 Annual Report

2015 was a record year for AIME kids. Year 12 attainment hit 93.7 percent, exceeding the national non-Indigenous average of 86.5 percent and the national Indigenous average of 35.2 percent.

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2014 Annual Report

In 2014, there was a 61% growth in mentee participation from 2013, with 4,484 students participating in the AIME program. AIME worked with mentees from 313 high schools and mentors from 16 universities across 29 campuses.

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2013 Annual Report

More than 2,700 Indigenous high school students participated in AIME in 2013; twice the number in 2012. This report proves that for the fifth consecutive year, AIME kids have finished school at higher rates than their Indigenous peers.

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2013 KPMG Report

An independent economic evaluation published Dec 2013 conducted by KPMG found that AIME contributed $38 million to the Australian economy in 2012. The report found that for each $1 spent on the program, $7 in benefits was generated for the economy.

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2013 Independent Evaluation

The findings of this research were overwhelmingly positive and indicate the AIME Program is effective in strengthening and solidifying the mentees’ aspirations, sense of engagement, and sense of identity as well as improving Year 12 completion.

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2012 Annual Report

In 2012, we saw AIME's transformative impact extend right through to the tertiary level. The year 9 to university progression rate was 22.1 percent – nearly six times the national...

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2011 Annual Report

2011 was another big year — three new universities came on board and 49% more Indigenous kids connected with the Program. Two successful pilot programs were run, and AIME National Hoodie Day was bigger and better!

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