The ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia is the local affiliate of a national non-profit organization. An acronym for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering, ACE engages, excites, and enlightens high school students to consider or pursue careers in the integrated construction industry through mentoring, scholarships, and grants. ACE relies on a network of volunteer mentors ranging from architects and engineers to construction managers, contractors, and subcontractors. The program emphasizes all aspects of design and construction industry careers – from professional college career paths to those in the building trades. By informing and exposing students to the myriad construction career options, ACE is helping to build a talented construction workforce for the future.
ACE is your chance to help shape the future generation of design and construction professionals by providing an opportunity for students to learn about different industry related careers and participate in engaging hands-on activities! There are various levels of involvement and flexible meeting schedules available. After school team meetings occur on a weekly basis for 6-8 weeks or 12-16 weeks.
The ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia serves students in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties in PA as well as Camden & Cumberland Counties in NJ. Teams meet in professional office spaces, schools, or on-site in construction trailers.
JOIN US and help engage, excite and enlighten the future of the design and construction industry!
- Complete registration form in its entirety
- When prompted to choose an affiliate, choose “PA Greater Philadelphia (Suburbs & Camden & Cumberland, NJ)”
- Choose the county in which you live or work as your “Subregion”
- Complete training modules (allow 30 minutes)
- Instructions for required background checks will follow via email
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a returning mentor – please login to your existing profile. If you forget what email you used to create the account, please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org to access this information. There is also a password recovery feature if necessary.
PA BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS*
Effective July 1, 2015, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania adopted a new law for background checks for volunteers with direct contact with children. ALL Mentors or volunteers that will be in contact with students for in-person ACE meetings will be required to submit clearances for the following:
- PA CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK | VERIFIED VOLUNTEERS
- PA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE
- FBI | FEDERAL CRIMINAL HISTORY CLEARANCE
* Approved Background Checks are valid for (3) years.
For more information on how to get started as a volunteer in our ACE Affiliate, please contact Melissa Raffel at email@example.com or 610-952-1365.