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Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience

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CONTENTS ABOUT AIME ........................................................................................................................ 3 FACTS AND FIGURES ......................................................................................................... 4 PARTNERING WITH AIME ................................................................................................... 5 FUNDING THE PROGRAM .................................................................................................. 6 AIME GOVERNANCE ........................................................................................................... 7

TESTIMONIALS “I kept coming because I knew that every session would benefit me in some way. This place was the best.” - Tyson Field, Mentee, Northmead High School (2011)

“What I got out of this Program is to be proud of who you are and also what I really want to do in the future.” - Alison Ahoy, Mentee, Coffs Harbour High School (2011)

EXPENDITURE ITEMS ......................................................................................................... 8 It increased my awareness of the importance of Indigenous education in Australia and gave me the opportunity to make a friendship I would otherwise not have.” - Ruby Cornish, Mentor, AIME East Sydney (2011)

“I wholly endorse AIME at this school. It is our best program.” - Peter Lorenti, Teacher, Reservoir High School (2011)

“I could not feel more proud of any initiative or project with which I have an association. It is a dream becoming reality.” - Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales, Chancellor of The University of Sydney

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ABOUT AIME WHAT IS AIME? AIME provides a dynamic educational Program that gives Indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as all Australian students. AIME has proven to significantly improve the chances of Indigenous kids finishing school. AIME also connects students with post Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment. AIME believes that Indigenous = success.

AIME students will complete high school at the same rate as all Australian students. Of the AIME students who complete Year 12, 100% will transition to university, TAFE or further employment. AIME will annually connect 1,700 university student Mentors with 2,800 Indigenous high school students in 20 university sites and surrounding communities across Australia.

IMPACT OF AIME TO DATE

HOW DOES THE AIME PROGRAM WORK? At each site, AIME operates a Core and Outreach Program. The Core Program targets local Indigenous high school students located within 30 minutes of a partner university campus. The Outreach Program extends the AIME experience to Indigenous high school students within 2-3 hours of a partner university campus. Year 9/10 Programs: The Year 9 Interactive Program covers topics such as Art, Drama, Respect, Aboriginality and Pathways to Success. The Year 10 Leadership Program includes sessions on Racism, Year 11 and 12 Subject Selection, RĂŠsumĂŠ Building and Writing your First Speech as Prime Minister. These are delivered through 15 x 1 hour workshops in the Core Program, and 3 full-day sessions in the Outreach Program from May to November. Year 11/12 Leadership and Development Program: Three high-impact, full-day sessions delivered at the local university campus over terms two and three, in both the Core and Outreach Programs. The focus is Year 12 completion and future pathways to university, further education or employment. AIME Tutor Squads: Squads of university students who travel to schools during the 15-week Program period. Each site may host up to 5 squads of 5 university students, giving up to 25 Indigenous students per week access to one-on-one academic support. (Core Program only). AIME Learning Centres (ALCs): An after-school AIME Learning Centre set up at each site to provide further academic and personal support for the students after school. (Core Program only).

AIME started in 2005 with 25 Mentors and 25 Mentees. In 2012, AIME is connecting approximately 1,000 Mentees and 1,000 Mentors across 10 university sites in three states.

in our Annual Report. AIME students are finishing school at almost the same rate as every Australian child.

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FACTS & FIGURES Based on the previous statistics, we can suppose that if 30 Indigenous students start Year 9, this is how they will currently progress - without and with AIME:

NATIONAL PROGRESSION INDICATORS: 2011 AIME OUTCOMES (ALL SITES) These are the results for the 566 Mentees engaged in 2011. We also publish these results for each individual university site.

NON-AIME INDIGENOUS STUDENTS

79.0 %

Yr 12 completions

99.2 %

71.8 %

87.5 %

Yr 12 - uni progressions

46.0 % *

10.0 % *

35.7 %

Yr 9 -12 completions

75.2 %

32.4 %

62.7 %

Yr 9 - uni progressions

34.6 %

3.2 %

22.7 %

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The AIME Program results are in accordance with an independent examination conducted by AIME's Auditors, KPMG.

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The National Outcomes for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students above are sourced from the following Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations reports: National Report to Parliament on Indigenous Education and Training, 2008 and Student

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PARTNERING WITH AIME THE BENEFITS AIME delivers a first class student experience in high demand from university students who are seeking to develop as well-rounded graduates. Participation as an AIME Mentor is a differentiator with employers, as well as a significant cultural development opportunity for university students. The implementation of the AIME Program shows that over a 3-4 year period there is a significant increase in the number of local Indigenous students completing high school and able to enter university. Universities partnering with AIME gain increased engagement with local high schools as well as increased profile in the Indigenous Community. This allows a direct communication line with local Indigenous students for the promotion of other opportunities the university may have. AIME is a unique way to engage hands on with Indigenous Australians, and may be incorporated as practicum experience in some courses. AIME has a dedicated research role that can assist in facilitating research opportunities if mutually agreed.

WHO DELIVERS THE PROGRAM AIME employs a full time Program Manager or Program Co-ordinator who is based at each university site. A Program Manager is an Indigenous University graduate or outstanding person in the community, and a Program Co-ordinator is a non-Indigenous university graduate. The delivery of sessions is by a combination of

For every three AIME sites there is a Communications & Operations Manager who is responsible for managing and supporting the delivery of the AIME Program across three sites.

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WHAT WILL AIME DO FOR INDIGENOUS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS? Indigenous high school students participating in AIME will: Have an increased chance of completing high school and progressing to university (proven in 2009, 2010 and 2011 Annual Reports) Have spent up to 30 hours on their local university campus Be connected to over 100 university students

rate as every Australian child. To ensure accountability we track the progression rates of students in our Annual Report each year.

FUNDING It costs AIME $400,000 annually to run the Program at each site. The university fee is $110,000 (ex GST) annually per site. AIME sources $200,000 independently from the university through Corporate and Philanthropic Partners. The remaining $90,000 in funding we look to source in partnership with the university. In some cases AIME may already have Corporate and Philanthropic Partners that provide funding for this gap in addition to the initial $200,000. As the Program is open to the involvement of all university students, we ask that the university consider central budgets before looking at Indigenous specific funding.

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FUNDING THE PROGRAM HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RUN AIME PER UNIVERSITY SITE? The expenses below are as per the 2012 budget for AIME and for running a Core & Outreach Program with up to 100 university Mentors and approximately 140 Indigenous high school students. The total dollar cost per student is less than $3,000 annually making AIME highly cost effective. In addition, AIME receives $190,000 per site of in-kind support (Eg. volunteer Mentors) that helps to minimise the cost per student.

ANNUAL IN-KIND SUPPORT PER UNIVERSITY SITE Schools

$50,000

Transport, Teacher Relief and AIME Learning Centre Facilities

ANNUAL EXPENDITURE PER UNIVERSITY SITE Program Manager (PM) Salary

$70,000

Program Manager responsible for running the site & delivering program

Comms / Ops Manager

$30,000

Manages 2-3 sites & their PMs

PM Assistants

$10,000

Part-time staff supporting PM

Session Specific Expenses

$60,000

Main expenses are insurance, uniforms, transport, travel and program materials

Multimedia / Web / IT / Content Production

$60,000

Production of world-class multimedia & online presence

Program Development and Support

$60,000

Development of content and direct support & oversight of the program at each site

Strategic

$5,000

Social Ventures Australia

$5,000

Baker & McKenzie and Allens

Relationships / Research / Reporting

$25,000

Legal

Relationship management with partners. Research key to tracking results and reporting

$5,000

KPMG

Finance / Administration

$15,000

Audit

Allows program team to focus on program delivered on the ground

Volunteers

$80,000

Mentors and Special Guests

High Performance Unit (HPU)

$10,000

Focussed on development of AIME Staff

Universities

$20,000

Office & Venue Hire

$5,000

Accor Hotels & University Colleges

National Cadet Program

$30,000

Accommodation

National Cadet Program providing next generation of AIME and Australia's Leaders

Other - Various

$20,000

Media and Production, Clothing, Venue Hire, etc.

National Presenters

$30,000

Staff focused wholly on session delivery at various sites

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$190,000

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$400,000

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AIME GOVERNANCE AIME has a strong and open focus on governance and here are some of the people and partners involved: AIME

Chair, Geoff Lovell (Macquarie Group) Phil Clark AM (JP Morgan Advisory Council) Tanya Hosch (Australian Indigenous Governance Institute) Bronwyn Bancroft (Visual Artist) Professor Paul Chandler (University of Wollongong) Jeff McMullen (Journalist, Ian Thorpe Fountain for Youth) Mayrah Sonter (Vibe Group) Associate Professor Ngiare Brown (The University of Sydney) Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO (Governor of New South Wales) Dr Chris Sarra (Executive Director, Stronger Smarter Institute, QUT)

AIME produces the following key reports: Interim Report (August) End of Year Report (December) Annual Report (April of the following year - includes progression data of students)

University of Sydney University of Sunshine Coast Monash University Southern Cross University University of Wollongong University of Technology, Sydney Queensland University of Technology RMIT University Bond University Accor Hotels AMP Foundation Coca Cola Foundation Commonwealth Bank Goldman Sachs Google Jurlique Lend Lease Origin Foundation Social Ventures Australia Shell Australia Telstra Foundation Baker and McKenzie Allens

through AIME TV and AIME Friends. For further information please visit: http://www.aimementoring.com/

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Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO (Governor of New South Wales, Chancellor of The University of Sydney)

Dr Chris Sarra (Executive Director, Stronger Smarter Institute, Queensland University of Technology)

KPMG audit our accounts and also examine the progression of students through the AIME Program.

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UNIVERSITY PARTNERS

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