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.

VIRTUAL CURRICULUM

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

ACE National webinar on in-person protocols and national updates. Please contact your RD if you need any assistance on anything covered in the presentation.

TOTAL VIDEO DURATION: APPROX. 32 Mins

00:30 Covid Protocols
04:03 Requirements
05:50 Protocols Specifics
08:25 Fully Vaccinated Definition
09:11 Waivers
10:55 Importance of following guidelines
12:18 Q&A for in person/covid policies
23:20 National Scholarships and Awards
27:09 NEW Website
30:31 Grant for Trades Programming

ACE National held a webinar giving direction for Virtual Learning.

TOTAL VIDEO DURATION: APPROX. 35 Mins

01:58 Best Practices/Compliance
12:51 Tips for Successful Virtual Sessions
19:24 Suggested Activities
21:42 Ice Breakers
23:03 Team Challenges
25:20 Oldies but Goodies
26:38 Tools for Virtual
27:15 Hybrid Learning
31:55 Get Feedback
32:44 Have Fun/Final Thoughts

Link to Webinar Slides

TOTAL VIDEO DURATION: APPROX. 52 Mins

00:00 Agenda
00:46 ACE Day of Action
01:59 ENR Yearbook
03:10 ENR Free Subscription
03:46 Student Webinar Opportunity (elevators)
04:45 Virtual Pathways Fair
05:51 National Programs
08:15 Database
09:30 Background Check Change
11:08 Parent Consent Form Change
12:40 New ACE Website
14:00 New Tools Updates/Marketing Materials
15:36 Talk to National (Important)
17:26 Summer Experience/Internships
22:58 Virtual or In Person for the Fall?
28:48 Fundraisers/Mentor Appreciation
30:34 Q&A

Link to Webinar Slides

ACE National held a webinar focused on ACE Day of Action and Social Media on August 17, 2021. The meeting agenda included the use of an online graphics platform called CANVA. National also presented ready made templates to use for ACE Day of Action with other templates in the works. Some tips on ACE Day of Action and what it is. The meeting also included a live demo on how to post to Instagram, LinkedIn, twitter, and Facebook.

TOTAL VIDEO DURATION: APPROX. 36 Mins

0:00 Introduction
0:47 Canva Demo with premade templates
7:45 Day of Action Tips
9:28 Instagram Posting Demo
14:16 LinkedIn Posting Demo
18:08 Twitter Posting Demo
22:02 Facebook Posting Demo
28:51 Value of Sharing/Reposting on Linkedin
29:28 Q&A

Link to Canva to access ACE National Templates

ACE National held a webinar focused on lessons learned from the virtual year in 2020. Topics included Database Upgrades, ACE Tools Updates, and ACE Ventures. Chapter Case studies included speakers from (Southern, NV), (Raleigh, NC), and (Southern, ME). Q&A

TOTAL VIDEO DURATION: APPROX. 49 Mins

1:02 National Update
4:40 Database Upgrades
12:57 acementortools.org Update
14:13 ACE Ventures
15:11 Recruitment(Southern Nevada)
23:17 Online Curriculum(Raleigh, NC)
37:19 Student Engagement/Student Packages(Maine)
46:08 Q&A

ACE VIRTUAL REGIONAL MEETINGS | 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 | 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

ALL-AFFILIATES VIRTUAL MEETING | MARCH 04+09, 2021

ACE ALL-AFFILIATES VIRTUAL MEETING RECORDED LIVE ON MARCH 04+09, 2021

ACE National held an All Affiliate Virtual Meeting on MARCH 04+09, 2021.  The meeting agenda included a national update and programs

TOTAL VIDEO DURATION: APPROX. 29min

00:30 Agenda
01:40 Covid Update
03:42 National Programs
06:03 Affiliate Insurance Cost Update
08:34 High School Internship Stipend
10:27 Summer Program Opportunities
11:50 Mission Statement/Core Values
13:52 ACE Day of Action Date
14:23 Mobile Upgrades Database
15:53 ACE Ventures/University Series
17:57 ACE Tools
21:48 Scholarships
24:07 Q&A

- ALL-AFFILIATES WEBINAR SLIDES (.PDF)

- ALL-AFFILIATES Q & A

VIRTUAL MEETING PLATFORMS

The pandemic has pushed us all to become more familiar with virtual meeting technology. To assist ACE teams and affiliates, we have prepared a curated short-list of recommended virtual meeting platforms that we believe best meet our program’s needs.

Please keep in mind that not every platform will work for every affiliate or team.  When determining the best platform for your ACE program, please consider what platforms your students may already be familiar with. For example, we know that many school districts are using Office 365 Teams and GoToMeeting, both are well suited to meet the needs of a typical ACE program.

AFFILIATE COMMUNICATIONS | VIRTUAL MEETING INFORMATION

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!

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.

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1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-330-4522

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