With over 60 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 150 students from 8 schools in the Cleveland area. Participating high schools include:
- John Hay
- James F. Rhodes
- 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 55 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 $550,000 in scholarships.
The above photo is from the 2017 ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland Scholarship Banquet. Approximately 400 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.
Scholarships totalling over $122,000, funded by Construction Employers Association, University Hospitals, and other supporters, were awarded to 21 graduating senior students.
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