ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
Location36 South 18th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103 United States
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.
Students are assigned to teams led by VOLUNTEER MENTORS FROM FIRMS REPRESENTING ARCHITECTS, CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS, ENGINEERS (CIVIL, STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, 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.
The program needs professional volunteers from the integrated construction industry. ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS, CRAFTS/TRADES PERSONNEL ARE EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE OF MENTORS THAT ARE NEEDED. The mentor should be able to commit to every or every other week meeting for two hours after school hours. The mentor will be assign to a team of other professional volunteers from the industry to meet with a group of students.