AIME is an educational program that gives Indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers. By matching Indigenous high school students with university student mentors, AIME successfully supports the students to finish high school. AIME also connects students with post Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment.
AIME is leading the way in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous education outcomes, a key factor in breaking the cycle of entrenched disadvantage for First Australians.
SVA has supported AIME since 2009, providing hands on capacity building, funding and introduction to the networks that have enabled AIME to grow from supporting 25 students to having supported over 10,000 students by the end of 2017. SVA provided $50,000 to AIME in 2017.