2005
2005

2005

  • 25 Year 9 students are the first in the program
  • First university partner: The University of Sydney
  • 0 staff and 0 budget
  • 25 university volunteers attend the first ever AIME session
  • First School: Alexandria Park Community School saw a 40% attendance increase by Year 9 students, and a 15% increase by Year 10 students.
2006
2006

2006

  • 47 Mentees are in the program 
  • 47 Mentors are step up
  • Leichhardt High School (Sydney Secondary College) joins the program
  • Year 10 session are developed
  • AIME received its first grant of $10,000 from the AEC (NSW) Inc 
2007
2007

2007

  • 100 mentees enrol 
  • 5 schools partner with AIME
  • First tutor squads launched 
  • First AIME website goes live
  • School  attendance increases 33% for Year 9 mentees, 37%  for Year 10 mentees
  • 100 mentors are in the program
  • Baker & McKenzie becomes out first corporate partner
2008
2008

2008

  • Mentee and mentor numbers both jump to 300
  • The University of Wollongong becomes our second university partner
  • AIME becomes a corporation with a Board of Directors
  • The AIME textbook is born
  • AIME gets 3 full time staff members and a proper office
  • 18 schools sign up

 

2009
2009

2009

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  • AIME has 18 successive rejections by universities
  • 500 mentors provide support
  • AIME receives $100,00 grant from Google 
  • AIME staff increases to 11 
  • 73% of AIME kids complete Yr 12 and 38% of those go to university
  • AIME expands to SCU Coffs Harbour & Macquarie University 
  • School partners jump to 33
2010
2010

2010

  • AIME apparel is born
  • 100% Year 12 mentees graduate high school
2011
2011
2012
2012
2013
2013

2013

2013
  • AIME  becomes the only not-for-profit on a leading business magazine’s list of the 50 best places to work in Australia
  • Mentee progression data:
    – Yr 9: 100%
    – Yr 10: 98.6%
    – Yr 11: 84.7%
    – Yr 12: 91.1%
    – Uni pathways: 31%
2014
2014

2014

2014
  • AIME expands into WA, reaching 241 schools nationwide
  • KPMG’s 2014 performance audit confirms 93.2% of Year 12 mentees had met their state high school attainment levels