Community partnerships

Through collaboration of expertise, learnings and resources, our partnerships with community and specialist organisations help to support underrepresented groups fulfil their potential in higher education.

Our partners

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

AIME links Indigenous secondary school students to universities through outreach and personal mentoring. This partnership helps Deakin to build aspiration for higher education in young Indigenous Australians.

Find out more about AIME

Ardoch Youth Foundation

This partnership supports Geelong schools through the Ardoch Literacy Buddies® Program (Grade 6) as well as the Learning Through Lunch program. The program helps students develop literacy, social, and life skills that support their capacity for full participation in community and professional life.

Find out more about the Ardoch Youth Foundation

Foundation for Young Australians

Deakin Partners with the Foundation for Young Australians to deliver the FutureMe program, helping Year 9 students to imagine themselves in the Future World of Work.

Find out more about the Foundation for Young Australians


The collaboration with headspace for the Grade 5 'Make your Own Mind' co-facilitated workshops provides an additional knowledge base that focuses on cognitive skill development as an important part of building aspiration.

Find out more about Headspace

The Smith Family

We partner with The Smith Family through its Learning for Life Program to pursue our common commitment to improving educational opportunities for young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Find out more about The Smith Family

Deakin's community engagement

Deakin has forged meaningful connections with local and international communities, striving to make a positive difference to the areas we serve.

Learn more about Deakin's community engagement

Contact us

For further information about our community partnerships, including how your organisation can get involved, please contact us.

Email DEAP
+61 417 624 694