The AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) Program was established in 2005 when 25 students from the University of Sydney volunteered to work with 25 Indigenous children from local high schools. Since 2005 more than 3000 mentors have been recruited to work with 3542 Indigenous school students in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The AIME Program is based on the recruitment of university students as mentors who provide advice and personal support to Indigenous school mentees from years 7 to 12. Its overall goals are to improve retention rates of Indigenous high school students to Year 12 and to encourage the transition of Indigenous students to university.
V. Harwood, S. O'Shea, K. Clapham, J. Wright, L. Kervin, N. Humphry, S. McMahon, M. Hogan & G. Bodkin-Andrews, Final Report: Evaluation of the AIME Outreach Program (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, 2013).