AIME provides a program that gives Aboriginal high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as non-Indigenous students. AIME also connects students with post Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment.
A group of Aboriginal students from Year 9-12 went to the University of Sydney on Friday for a full day of workshops and activities led by university student mentors. Our students enjoyed games and interactive facilitated sessions focused on goal setting and educational achievement. Until November, a team of mentors will visit us at school each Tuesday to provide further academic and personal support for our Aboriginal students.
AIME students are leading the way in closing the gap on post-school pathways into university, further education and training and employment. In 2014-15, 76% of AIME Year 12 students transitioned into positive post-school pathways, 36 percentage points above the national Indigenous rate of 40% and just above the national non-Indigenous rate of 75%. Thanks to Sandra Blackburn’s organisation of this link with AIME, our students will have the chance to benefit from this proven program.