Aboriginal Ambassadors

Aboriginal Ambassadors

Belmont City College’s Aboriginal Ambassadors program is a voluntary program that targets Aboriginal students who have been identified as having the potential to be positive ambassadors. The group aims to have a positive impact on the culture of the school and the wider community.

By taking responsibility for their own personal actions, students will be promoting and encouraging positive attendance, behaviour and respectful behaviours throughout the College. Students in the program will be involved in a range of activities that will develop and celebrate Aboriginal culture in the school and wider community. Students will also be involved in mentoring other younger Aboriginal students in the College and in local Primary Schools.

Some of the activities students may be involved in include: providing a positive role model for primary school students by assisting teachers from the College and primary school staff while promoting reading, science and sport with young students.

Members of the group will also be part the nationwide Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program. AIME provides a dynamic educational program that gives Indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers. AIME has proven to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous kids finishing school. AIME also connects students with post Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment.