We are stoked to announce our partnership with AIME, (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience). Every ticket sold to this year’s event will see $1 going toward the advancement of this amazing enterprise, along with mentoring opportunities and coveted festival slots on offer.
AIME is a structured educational program proven to support Indigenous students through high school and into university, employment or further education at the same rate as every Australian child – effectively closing the gap in educational outcomes.
AIME was founded in 2005 by then 19 year-old Indigenous university student, Jack Manning Bancroft, and 25 university student mentors who started working with 25 Indigenous high school kids. Today, AIME is connecting approximately 6,000 mentees with 1,800 mentors across 34 locations and in partnership with 18 Australian universities.
By 2018, AIME plan to reach 10,000 Indigenous students annually across Australia. AIME believes that Indigenous = success.