The AIME is to mentor indigenous students
THE Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), an indigenous not-for-profit corporation, has joined forces with Southern Cross University to run the program from the Coffs Harbour campus. The program encourages indigenous students to complete their schooling. The aim of the mentoring program is for students to go on to university.
AIME has now spread from Sydney and Wollongong north to Coffs Harbour.
Former Coffs Harbour High School student Clark Webb, a Bundjalung/Gumbaynggirr man is leading the program on the North Coast.
Clark has been a mentor in the program for three years, he knows the difference it can make for Aboriginal kids and he's keen to see the program work in his home town.
“The goal is to increase school attendance and to get more Aboriginal kids through the School Certificate and HSC and then increase attendance at university,” Clark said.
Clark said the attitudes of the high school students towards school changed considerably after participating in the program.
Southern Cross University students who are interested in becoming a mentor should contact Clark Webb on 0450 319 898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . For further information on the program visit www.aimementoring.com .