Mentoring The key to a fairer world


As a 19-year-old university student, Jack Manning Bancroft realised that education was the key to leading the most disadvantaged kids in Australia – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school kids – out of inequality. He founded AIME, The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, with 25 Indigenous kids in Redfern. Twelve years on, more than 15,000 high school kids and 5,000 university students have been through the AIME program.

In Australia, 75 per cent of non-Indigenous young people between the ages of 18 and 25 are in university, employment or further training – for Indigenous kids, this rate is only 40 per cent. Based at university campuses across Australia, AIME trains university students to become mentors, role models and education heroes to Indigenous school students. It’s now proven that Indigenous kids who complete the AIME program finish school and transition through to university, employment and further training at almost the same rate as every Australian child – effectively closing the gap. AIME now has its sights set on working with 10,000 kids a year by 2018 and helping close the educational gap in Australia forever. In 2017, the model has been launched across the globe.

In MentoringThe key to a fairer world, Jack and his collaborators – colleagues, mentors, former mentees, and supporters – reflect on the impact AIME has had in Australia, on their lives, the lives of the kids who completed the program and on the opportunities that lie ahead. This collection of essays shows us that it's possible to overcome the impossible, to tear down injustice, to change the world – all through one simple idea.

Featuring essays from: MARIE BASHIR, JACK MANNING BANCROFT, JEFF McMULLEN, DUNCAN PEPPERCORN,  DEBORAH KIRBY-PARSONS, BRONWYN BANCROFT, NED MANNING, GLENN ISEMONGER, RHIAN MILLER, ALIA HUTCHISON, BEN ABBATANGELO, JAKE TRINDORFER, VIV PAUL, YAEL STONE, HELEN CALDWELL, SHYAKA RAJ, KELAHLOKO MASHILOANE

read more

Love this? Share it around!

ISBN:

9781743793534

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

288

Dimensions:

21cm x 13cm

Weight:

320g

RRP:

$24.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 March 2018

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jack Manning Bancroft

Jack Manning Bancroft is the CEO and Founder of AIME (www.aimementoring.com). In 2005, as a then 19-year-old uni student, Jack founded the AIME Program with 25 Indigenous kids in Redfern. AIME incorporated in 2008 and Jack became a CEO at the age of 22.

Jack is now one of Australia's youngest CEOs leading a team of nearly 100 staff across the country and in 2013, AIME was