With over 75 affiliate chapters nationwide, the ACE Mentor Program exists "to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students" in the architecture, construction, and engineering industries. The ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland currently involves 200 students from 12 schools in the Cleveland area. Participating high schools include:
- Ginn Academy
- James F. Rhodes
- John Hay
- John Marshall
- Lincoln West (new in 2019)
- Max Hayes
- New Tech West
- New Tech East
- Tri-C's High Tech Academy
- Warrensville Heights
The heart of the ACE program is the mentoring relationship between the students and professionals from the A-C-E industries, with over 70 local firms providing volunteer mentors for the program. Mentors meet bi-weekly with students after school for a hands-on, interactive curriculum, including field trips and an RFP project.
Over the last nine years, the Cleveland ACE program has provided over $800,000 in scholarships to over 130 students.
The above photo is from the 2018 ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland Scholarship Banquet. Nearly 450 students, mentors, volunteers and community leaders attended the event. Presentations were given by students from the nine Cleveland Metropolitan School District ACE programs at Collinwood High School, High Tech Academy, James F. Rhodes High School, the Cleveland School of Architecture & Design at John Hay High School, New Tech West High School at Max Hayes, New Tech East at East Technical High School, Max Hayes High School, and Warrensville Heights High School. Warrensville High School Team won Top presentation honors for 2018.
Scholarships totalling over $125,000, funded by Construction Employers Association, University Hospitals, and other supporters, were awarded to 21 graduating senior students.
Participate in ACE
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, contact:
Construction Employers Association
950 Keynote Circle, Suite 10
Cleveland, Ohio 44131