Become an AIME Mentor and Make a Difference

AIME Mentoring

Develop your leadership and mentoring skills with AIME! We are looking for student mentors for Indigenous High School students during AIME Program Days at Southern Cross University. There is also the opportunity for mentors to support Tutor Squads at the schools we work with. This opportunity would suit students looking for volunteering opportunities as well as students enrolled in the following specific units; COM30001, COM00471, SOY10114, SOY10105

Details

Availability: Approved

Time required: 4 hours per week

Duration: 25 weeks

Location:
Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Tweed/ Gold Coast
NSW

Requires face to face contact: Yes

Overview

Aims

• To support Indigenous High School students to complete high school and have successful post-school transition into further employment or training.
• To give University students the opportunity to Mentor Indigenous high school kids on a university campus.
• For University students to connect with local young people.

Outcomes

• Strengthen relationships between University students and Indigenous high school students

Needs to be addressed

• University students connect with local community organisations and Aboriginal people.
• University students will develop skills including; group facilitation, event management, communication, youth work, education support.
• University students can create networks with potential employers; eg Education students can connect with local Teachers/Principals.
• Indigenous high school students completing high school on par with other students with successful post-school transitions

Indigenous rates of year 12 completion are about 40% nationally, AIME mentees finish year 12 at rates of between 72-75% (equal to and higher than non Indigenous students). Rates of transition, post school, to education/training/employment for Indigenous students are around 30% nationally and close to 100% for AIME mentees.

Benefits to students

Mentoring with AIME provides a professional and personal development opportunity whilst having a positive impact to a young person's life and you'll have heaps of fun!

Requirements

Southern Cross University

• To promote the opportunity throughout the campus
• Promote opportunity through live ideas website
• Include AIME Mentoring in the community engagement unit with SCU.

Partner

• Mentor training, supervision and support
• Morning tea & lunch provided during program days
• Program content