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How mentoring benefits the mentor, too

During a decade of mentoring, Caroline Shanley has seen over and over again what she and her co-workers gain from being exposed to different cultures and generations. Caroline Shanley vividly remembers the first time she...
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Four ABCN school principals urge mentors to sign up

Four of our school principals told mentors in a recent webinar that listening to students is the key to building strong connections. ‘You don’t have to be everything to a student, you just have to...
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How GOALS helped a First Nations student finish school

Gamilaraay woman and ABCN alumna Lauren Castino recalls how doing a GOALS program 15 years ago set her on a different path. From an early age, First Nations student Lauren knew the decisions she made...
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ABCN’s 2020 end-of-year event

In November we celebrated a huge year for ABCN and our students, schools, mentors and companies at our online end-of-year event. The event kicked off with a warm welcome from GOALS alumnus Andrew Phong. Next, we...

Scholarship applications rise after pandemic struggles

Source: The Age

ABCN Term 4 Newsletter 2020

35 new scholarship recipients announced; a 10-year learning partnership; and an alumnus looks back.
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ABCN Foundation announces 35 new Accelerate scholarship awards

Applications for our 2020 Accelerate scholarship program peaked at a record high this year – almost double those of last year – a stark reminder of the deep need for our support in low socio-economic status...
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10 years on, these leaders are still learning from each other

Finance executive Kate Temby and Principal Kerrie Dowsley have been in a co-mentoring program for almost a decade. They met when Kate was Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, a founding member of ABCN, and Kerrie...

ABCN Foundation announces 35 new scholarship awards

ABCN Media Release: ABCN Foundation announces 35 new Accelerate scholarship awards to support youth held back by disadvantage.

ABCN Students & Alumni Newsletter 2020

Where former ABCN students are now + sign our virtual 15-year birthday card!
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