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AIME is a progressive educational program that is unique in supporting indigenous students through high school and into university, employment or further education at the same rate as all non-indigenous students. AIME provides indigenous students with the skills, opportunities and confidence to become successful, integrated members of society.

AIME started in 2005 with 25 indigenous high school students (mentees) and 25 volunteer university students (mentors).

Each year, Kessler Australia holds a charity event for clients, friends and family to raise awareness of what AIME are working towards, as well as raising a significant amount of donations.

In 2016 Kessler held a charity lunch at Pier One, generating over $28,000 in donations. This amount was matched by Kessler dollar to dollar. As well as members from ‘AIME Mentoring’ attending and speaking at our events, we have had a variety of speakers talking about their experiences with indigenous culture and promoting awareness. Over the years these have included Ian Thorpe, Laurie Daley, Dean Ritchie and Mayrah Sonter.

The 2017 Kessler event raised almost $85,000 which is an incredible amount to support AIMEs national mentoring program. AIME is on target to reach 10,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students in 2018 and has just announced their objective of reaching 15,000 kids by 2020. Kessler, and the money raised through their activity, is playing a large part in seeing AIME continue to deliver the mentoring methodology around Australia and most recently, around the world.

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To find out more about AIME, visit their website for more information.

To be involved in next year’s charity event in Sydney, please contact enquiries@kessler.com.au