ACE Mentor Program

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy


1501 Cherry StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19102 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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. Students are assigned to teams led by volunteer mentors from firms representing architects, construction managers, engineers (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and environmental), owners and trades people. Teams meet after school, usually every other week, for 15 to 16 sessions held in the offices of mentor firms or at the school. Each team selects a project and goes through the entire design process learning various skills along the way. In addition to "office" meetings, teams go on field trips to actual construction sites. At the end of the school year, the teams present their projects to assembled mentors, family and friends, much as an actual design team would present to a client.


Construction Industry professionals that are looking to share their career information with high school students. The teams meet after school for 2 hours and explore all the different careers in the integrated construction industry. Mentors donate an average of 35 hours during the school year.


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