CHAPTER 9 | MENTORS

There is no substitute for experience — the ACE Mentor Program is driven by the committed and enthusiastic participation of volunteer mentors who are practicing professionals in their respective fields. ACE offers high school students the best opportunities because ACE offers the best industry mentors.

The right mix of knowledge, passion and rapport makes a great ACE mentor. Someone who connects with the students in a way that demonstrates a sincere desire to help, and a commitment to make a difference. ACE mentors are team players willing to dedicate up to 30 hours of their time during the school year.

All mentors must complete the following as part of the registration process:

  • Complete the online application and mentor training

  • Pass a mandatory background check. (Required every 3 years)

ACE MENTOR INFORMATION

This mentor packet will give your mentors useful information about the program and explain the expectations of mentors. Please take time to review this document and use it as part of your mentor training. Informed and trained mentors make a positive experience for all involved.

This packet includes the following information:

  1. An overview of the Program

  2. Mentor Overview/Job Description

  3. Mentor Checklist

*All the above documents are included in the packet (below) and are listed separately for your use.

- ACE MENTOR PACKET

- ACE MENTOR CHECKLIST

- MENTOR + TEAM LEADER DEVELOPMENT

- MENTOR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

MENTOR RECRUITMENT GUIDE

For affiliates’ use, ACE has created a guide introducing prospective mentors to ACE, explaining mentors’ roles and responsibilities, describing the benefits of mentoring, and outlining the steps to become a mentor. This document is presented below in three different formats – PDF, PPT, and video. The video is narrated.

VOLUNTEER ROLES

TEAM LEADERS

COMING SOON!

MENTORS

COMING SOON!

BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION

STERLING VOLUNTEERS

Every adult who has access to the ACE student database and/or spends more than 20% (approximately two meetings) of the program year in the presence of students must have an approved background check in order to participate with the program. Background checks must be repeated every three years.

- STERLING VOLUNTEERS | SAMPLE EMAILS

- STERLING VOLUNTEERS | OPERATIONAL SECURITY

- STERLING VOLUNTEERS | USER GUIDE

- BACKGROUND CHECK POLICY