The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) mentors 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 10,000 students from 1,100 high schools annually participate in ACE. ACE not only engages sponsors and volunteer mentors to expose students to real-world opportunities, it financially supports students’ continued success through scholarships and grants. Since inception, ACE has awarded over $20 million in scholarships to promising participants.

CHAPTER 1 | ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

STATISTICAL PROFILE

  • ACE currently operates in 74 affiliates covering 36 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and in more than 200 cities.

  • Over 10,000 students and about 4,100 mentors each year.

  • ACE has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to students.

  • ACE Mentor firms have annually contributed more than $17.5 million worth of pro bono time.

  • More than 90% of ACE graduates enroll in higher education and two-thirds enter majors linked to the design and construction industry.

  • Students come from over 1,100 high schools, and two-thirds come from underserved or minority communities.

  • Almost 70% of students are minorities, and one-third are young women.

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 GOALS (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 Year Summary
* Program Report Summary Table
* Program Report Summary Overview Document
* Program Report Sorted by Affiliate Size
* Question Response Charts

- ACE PROGRAM REPORT | 2017-2018

* Program Year Summary

ACE SURVEY RESULTS

NATIONAL SURVEY RESULTS

ACE regularly surveys its tens of thousands of students, mentors, and alumni.  The files below summarize national results from recent surveys. Results specific to affiliates have been sent to them.

- STUDENT SURVEY (COMPLETED STUDENTS) | 2019

- ALUMNI SURVEY | 2019

- MENTOR SURVEY | 2019

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 $20 million in scholarships. This timeline shows major milestones in ACE’s history.

- CLICK HERE TO VIEW ACE'S 25 YEAR TIMELINE