Sam Perry works with some of Australia’s most disadvantaged – our indigenous community – focussing on getting them through school and into further education.
In this talk at TEDxCanberra 2011, Sam reflects on his work with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience and how he, a privileged white person, completely changed his life to become a part of the work he now does.
At 25, Sam Perry is AIME’s Program and Operations Director. In 2011 he will oversee a program that partners 1000 university students and 1000 Indigenous high school students in a one-on-one mentoring relationship, across the East Coast of Australia.
Working alongside AIME CEO and 2010 NSW Young Australian of the Year Jack Manning Bancroft, Sam orchestrates the delivery of a peer driven movement that sees Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians in a shared learning environment.