Since 2000, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia has given local high school students an opportunity to learn about careers in architecture, construction, and engineering. The nation’s fastest-growing after-school mentoring program uses a team model with industry professionals serving as mentors. They work with groups of students on collaborative design projects, teach real-world life and professional skills, take field trips to construction sites, tour offices, and more. The program makes a powerful impact on students’ exposure to careers in the design and construction industry and helps them achieve career objectives with scholarships and support.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the affiliate currently operates in PA (Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware & Chester Counties) and NJ (Camden & Cumberland Counties) and engages over 300 students and 200 volunteer mentors.