The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. Our mission is 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. ACE’s primary goals are to: create a large, diverse, and better prepared workforce for our industry; and to assist and guide students as they proceed along their pathways to opportunities related to our industry.
More than 9,000 students from 1,000 high schools annually participate in ACE. ACE not only engages sponsors and volunteer mentors to expose students to real-world opportunities, it financially supports each student's continued success through scholarships and grants. Since inception, ACE has awarded over $15 million in scholarships to promising participants.
During her program, Cidra worked with students from High Schools across Southeast Michigan to make a mock project design for a historical site restoration. Through this experience, she gained skills and experience that will help her in her future career as well as networking with professionals currently working in related fields. Her team won the contest and walked away with scholarship money and a brand new iPad for each member.
We are so proud of her accomplishments and success and cannot wait to see what the future holds!