The Mentor. by AIME Founder and CEO Jack Manning Bancroft is the story of how it all started. Gain a real insight into contemporary Indigenous Australia. How from humble beginnings a young Indigenous man's journey through university lead to starting a fire that tackles education inequality across Australia and now the world.
This book led me to redemption, redemption of my roots, my culture, my past, my present and my future. This is now my favourite book, to me it’s not just a book. It’s a reminder, telling me I am what I am and nothing or no one can stand in my way and tell me I’m not.
- Hope Bradshaw-Wright
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)
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)
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 Pearcy (AIME Mentor & Program Manager)
Thank you for the work you have done in Australia and thank you for having the courage to dream bigger and go global. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story and continuing to take as many people as possible on such an important journey.
- Emma Gallagher
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Dear Jack, yesterday I finished reading THe Mentor and today I visited the A-Dome and Peace Park in Hiroshima. As I write, a group of school kids...
The Mentor, written by Jack Manning Bancroft was educational. On page 10, I read "let your memories hold this story close to you"...