School student Caitie Hughes gets a few musical tips from Jeremy Marou. Photo by Greg Chapman
School student Caitie Hughes gets a few musical tips from Jeremy Marou. Photo by Greg Chapman

YOUR STORY: CQUniversity helps students find great mentors

While there is still a way to go yet, GREG CHAPMAN discovers how the AIME program is giving young Indigenous people the confidence to achieve.

School student Caitie Hughes sits in the centre of the CQUni amphitheatre in Rockhampton, fingers strumming the guitar strings effortlessly as she sings the Sam Smith hit, Stay With Me, to a group of fellow students. Her singing comes from within. She's confident and very much a star in the making.

The first time she performed in front of a group of people was only 12 months ago and she might never have thought of taking such a big step if it wasn't for the AIME program.

Jeremy Marou, National Presenter for the AIME program in Rockhampton and one half of the singer-songwriter duo Busby Marou, has mentored Caitie and many other Indigenous school students like her through the AIME program.

Jeremy says it's the best job in the world - even better than making music.

To read the full article go to CQUniversity's Be magazine here: http://goo.gl/quqTxL



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