CHAPTER 1 | HISTORY + ORGANIZATION

The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction.

Our mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.

More than 9,000 students from 1,000 high schools annually participate in ACE. ACE not only engages sponsors and volunteer mentors to expose students to real-world opportunities, it financially supports each student’s continued success through scholarships and grants. Since inception, ACE has awarded over $15 million in scholarships to promising participants

MISSION STATEMENT + PROGRAM GOALS

To engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry. The main objective is to work with underrepresented students that do not have the guidance and support to help them uncover opportunities for their future.

ACE Mentor’s two primary goals are to:

• Create a large, diverse, better prepared workforce for our industry.
• Assist and guide students as they proceed along their pathways to opportunities in our industry.

- MISSION STATEMENT AND PROGRAM GOAL (FULL DOCUMENT)

ACE PROGRAM REPORTS

ACE NATIONAL PROGRAM REPORT RESULTS

The Program Report documents below help to tell the story of ACE through data. By surveying all active affiliates on a range of topics, we can spot trends and see where we stand as an organization.  If your affiliate would like a copy of the responses to your local report, please contact your regional director.

- ACE PROGRAM REPORT | 2018 -2019

* Program Report Summary Table
* Program Report Sorted by Affiliate Size
* Program Year Summary
* Question Response Charts

- ACE PROGRAM REPORT | 2017 -2018

ACE SURVEY RESULTS

2017 NATIONAL SURVEY RESULTS

More than 6,200 students, alumni, and mentors responded to four extensive surveys in Spring 2017. The files below summarize national results. Results specific to affiliates have been sent to them.

- ALUMNI SURVEY | 2018

- MENTOR SURVEY | 2017

- STUDENT SURVEY (COMPLETED STUDENTS) | 2017

- STUDENT SURVEY (PARTIAL COMPLETION) | 2017

ACE'S 25 YEAR TIMELINE

Over 25 years, ACE has grown from the germ of an idea into an effective national organization powered by the commitment of volunteer mentors and supported by generous design and construction industry firms.  

Along its road of success, ACE has excited tens of thousands of high school students about industry careers, earned prestigious awards, and distributed $19 million in scholarships. This timeline shows major milestones in ACE’s history.

- CLICK HERE TO VIEW ACE'S 25 YEAR TIMELINE