Sherice Jackson is a proud Bundjalung woman who is the first in her family to attend school through to university.
Brought up by a single Mum, Sherice had lots of responsibility from a young age “I was one of those kids who was falling through the cracks. When I got home from school I was busy looking after my little sister who was just a baby.”
When she was in Year 9 she found the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), which she claims gave her a voice she never knew she needed. “I thought I would end up being a stay-at-home mum. AIME was the first place that told me I could be anything I wanted to be,” she said.
Today Sherice is studying primary school teaching so she can work in communities like the one she grew up in, and help kids just like her.
Hear her story below…
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