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Jack Manning Bancroft
2010 Young Australian of the Year (New South Wales) Indigenous mentor
DOB: 20 / Jun / 1985
From: New South Wales
At 30 years of age Jack Manning Bancroft is the Founder of AIME, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience. In 2005, then a 19-year-old uni student, Jack founded the AIME Program with 25 Indigenous kids in Redfern. At 22 Jack became a CEO. In 2015 the organisation will support 4500 Indigenous high school students and has over 2300 University students lining up as volunteers, with 100+ staff working across the nation to bring the promise of Indigenous success to life. It’s now proven that Indigenous kids who complete the AIME program finish school and transition through to Uni, employment and further training at almost the same rate as every Australian child – effectively closing the gap. AIME now has it’s sights set on working with 10,000 kids a year by 2018 and helping close the educational gap in Australia forever. In recognition of AIME's impact, in 2015 AIME was voted 9th in the BRW Top 50 Best Places to work in Australia. Jack is a graduate of the University of Sydney and Stanford University, a board member of the Advertising Standards Bureau and the NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled Board and is also a published children’s author.