The ACE Mentor Program is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in design and construction — from contracting and engineering to architecture and landscaping.

SUMMARY OF VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

MENTOR-LED ACTIVITIES

This site is a collection of  industry-related information, including career pathways, professional development and mentor-directed student activities.

SELF-DIRECTED ACTIVITIES

This site is a collection of  industry-related information, including career pathways, professional development, post-secondary preparation, alumni information, and self-directed student activities.

SELF-DIRECTED ACTIVITIES

This is an opportunity for students to receive information on professional development and industry careers through short, prerecorded webinars and activities that can be completed from home.

COMPREHENSIVE DIRECTORY

This catalog is a comprehensive directory of the Mentor Resources, Student Resources, and ACE @ Home. It will also include recordings of the many sessions that have been made available to ACE students over the summer.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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VIRTUAL WEBINARS + AFFILIATE MEETINGS

05 FINANCIALS

10/08/2020

08 SCHOLARSHIPS

11/19/2020

ACE National held an all affiliate webinar focused on Mentor Training on September 10, 2020.  The meeting agenda included an update on affiliate pages & compliance and presentations from (2) affiliates on their best practices for affiliate administration, parental consent forms and background checks.

TOTAL VIDEO DURATION: APPROX. 55 min

0:00 Intro
04:50 Affiliate Pages & Compliance
25:05 San Francisco Bay Area - Affiliate Admin Best Practices
37:05 Portland, OR - Parental Consent Forms + Background Checks
48:50 Q&A

- AFFILIATE MANAGEMENT + DATABASE WEBINAR SLIDES (.PDF)

- AFFILIATE MANAGEMENT + DATABASE WEBINAR Q + A (.PDF)

ACE National held an all affiliate webinar focused on Fundraising on August 21, 2020.  The meeting agenda included an update on virtual events for the fall, fundraising 101, an overview of the ACE Day of Action and fundraising examples from (2) affiliates.

TOTAL VIDEO DURATION: APPROX. 63 min

0:00 Virtual Events
07:10 Fundraising 101
12:08 ACE Day of Action 2020
15:44 Austin, TX Fundraising
27:67 Boston, MA Fundraising
44:15 Q&A

- FUNDRAISING WEBINAR SLIDES (.PDF)

- FUNDRAISING WEBINAR Q&A (.PDF)

ACE National held an all affiliate webinar focused on Virtual Fall Planning on August 13, 2020.  The meeting agenda included an update on compliance for the fall and a showcase of national virtual resources and sample curriculum plans from 2 affiliates.

TOTAL VIDEO DURATION: APPROX. 63 min

0:00 Compliance
10:04 National Resources
16:25 Raleigh Curriculum
30:17 Philadelphia Curriculum
41:39 Q&A

- FALL PLANNING WEBINAR SLIDES (.PDF)

- FALL PLANNING WEBINAR Q&A (.PDF)

ACE VIRTUAL REGIONAL MEETINGS 2020 | JULY 29, 2020

2020 VIRTUAL REGIONAL MEETINGS RECORDED LIVE ON JULY 29, 2020

ACE National held a series of Virtual Regional Meetings on July 29, 2020.  The meeting agenda included an update on board directed plans for the fall and a showcase of virtual tools and resources for upcoming curriculum planning.

TOTAL VIDEO DURATION: APPROX. 70 min

0:00 Regional Meeting Presentation
38:18 Northeast Q&A
48.19 Southeast Q&A
55:09 Central Q&A
1:04:21 West Q&A

- ACE VIRTUAL REGIONAL MEETING SLIDES (.PDF)

- ACE VIRTUAL REGIONAL MEETING NOTES (.PDF)

- ACE VIRTUAL REGIONAL MEETING Q&A (.PDF)

ALL-AFFILIATES VIRTUAL MEETING 2020 | JUNE 24, 2020

ACE ALL-AFFILIATES VIRTUAL MEETING RECORDED LIVE ON JUNE 24, 2020

ACE National held an All Affiliate Virtual Meeting on June 24, 2020.  The meeting agenda included an update on what has been happening in the past few months and what the current plans are for the summer and fall.

TOTAL VIDEO DURATION: APPROX. 55min
Q&A STARTS at 35min 41sec

- ALL-AFFILIATES WEBINAR SLIDES (.PDF)

- ALL-AFFILIATES Q & A

VIRTUAL MEETING PLATFORMS

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed us all to become more familiar with virtual meeting technology. At ACE, we saw hundreds of teams move their sessions to a virtual environment. As we continue to navigate this new world, one thing is certain: virtual conferencing is here to say. To that end, we have prepared a curated short list of recommended FREE virtual meeting options for ACE teams.

GOOGLE MEET

Google Meet – Google has re-engineered and integrated their meeting and chat services to offer Google Meet which is perhaps the best all-around free virtual meeting program available (as of June 2020). Allowing up to 100 participants, it is easy to invite multiple outside users (they don’t need a google account)  and integrates the G suite apps such as google docs, google calendar and gmail. 

- LEARN MORE

- GETTING STARTED

EZTALKS WEBINAR

ezTalks Webinar – Like Google Meet, this free virtual classroom platform allows up to 100 students and offers many of the same features, some of which are tailored for a classroom-style learning environment. Users can join the meeting through a browser to avoid having going through the install process.  It also offers an IT support remote control feature where the organizer can control a user’s screen to troubleshoot any connection issues. 

- FEATURES

- GETTING STARTED

VIRTUAL RECRUITMENT

The changing landscape of recruiting has moved us to be creative in shifting our in-person strategy to a virtual platform during these times. As we pivot to recruiting online, it’s important to keep our existing messaging intact by remembering to reinforce ACE’s mission and values throughout the recruiting season.  

VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS + YEAR END CELEBRATIONS

This Spring, ACE programs across the country took the time to continue to celebrate their students and their fantastic work in our program. Below are links to videos of affiliates that hosted their final presentations in a virtual format. Please take time to view them, enjoy them, be inspired by them, help us celebrate the very unique Class of 2020 and the resilience that they are building as they adapt to a new and changing world.

ACE CHARLOTTE, NC – VIRTUAL BANQUET 2020

All prerecorded and YouTube premiered

ACE CENTRAL FLORIDA – VIRTUAL PRESENTATION 2020

Recorded live w/ presentations in Zoom

VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING

Virtual fundraising is becoming more popular and commonplace today.  It offers a number of advantages over traditional fundraising approaches.   It can either complement traditional strategies or in some instances substitute them.   We will propose several different virtual fundraising techniques within this series!

ACE DAY OF ACTION + SUCCESS!

ACE DAY OF ACTION + SUCCESS!

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ACE ALUMNI STORIES | Katie Bawarski

ACE ALUMNI STORIES | Katie Bawarski

KATIE BAWARSKI, AIA, LEED AP BD+C ACE ALUMNA, MENTOR, TEAM LEADER, FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER AND ...
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ACE DAY OF ACTION 2020

ACE DAY OF ACTION 2020

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JOIN US ON AUGUST 25, 2020!

We know that this has been an unpredictable year, especially when it comes to program support. ACE National has been looking for a way to assist you with your priorities and, with feedback from several affiliates, ACE Day of Action was born! The first ever ACE Day of Action (#ACEDay2020) will be an online show and tell of all the things we love about ACE – with various calls to action, based on your specific needs.

Join us on August 25, 2020 for a 24-hour campaign to kick off the new school year by raising awareness, recruiting mentors and students, and actively fundraising for direct support to affiliates – or any other need you may have. This is not a fundraiser for the ACE national office – We want to work with your affiliate to make this day a great success and fulfill your own most pressing needs this Fall. Whether you are looking to recruit students, sign up some new mentors, or grow your scholarship fund, ACE Day of Action is flexible enough to accomplish your local goals.

UPCOMING EVENTS | Architecture + Construction - Fall 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS | Architecture + Construction – Fall 2020

CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS FROM A FEW OF OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS! Chicago: Architecture + ...
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VIRTUAL TILT-UP CONVENTION AND EXPO 2020 | October 6, 2020

VIRTUAL TILT-UP CONVENTION AND EXPO 2020 | October 6, 2020

The 2020 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo is going virtual, but will remain human. We’re looking ...
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ACE at HOME | LESSONS 07+08 POSTED!

ACE at HOME | LESSONS 07+08 POSTED!

NEW LESSON POSTED! PREVIOUS SESSIONS LESSON 06: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN by ACE Greater Washington - Learn about sustainable ...
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