ACE Mentor Program of Eastern PA

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Program Category: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, and 9 - 12

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  • The ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania 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. Students are recruited from public and private high schools in Philadelphia and the suburbs, with special effort made to reach traditionally underrepresented women and minorities.

    As the design and construction industry ™s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, ACE reaches over 8,000 students annually. Nationally, over $12 million in scholarships have been awarded and countless young lives have been positively affected.

    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 follows a group-mentoring model. Eight to ten mentors representing different disciplines serve each team of 20-30 students. From November until May, teams meet biweekly after school to experience a comprehensive design and building process. Teams visit mentors ™ offices, take field trips to construction sites, and gather in a year-end event to present their projects to assembled mentors, family, and friends, much as an actual design team presents to clients.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: ACE Mentor Program of Eastern PA
    Organization Street Address: 36 South 18th Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA
    Organization Phone Number: 2158208929
    Short Description of Organization:

    "The ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania 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. Students are recruited from public and private high schools in Philadelphia and the suburbs, with special effort made to reach traditionally underrepresented women and minorities.

    As the design and construction industry ™s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, ACE reaches over 8,000 students annually. Nationally, over $12 million in scholarships have been awarded and countless young lives have been positively affected.

    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 follows a group-mentoring model. Eight to ten mentors representing different disciplines serve each team of 20-30 students. From November until May, teams meet biweekly after school to experience a comprehensive design and building process. Teams visit mentors ™ offices, take field trips to construction sites, and gather in a year-end event to present their projects to assembled mentors, family, and friends, much as an actual design team presents to clients."

    Program Street Address: 36 S 18th St
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19103
    Program Phone Number: 215-820-8929
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: No

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Engineering
    • Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Workforce Development
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • South Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • After school

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply): 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    All.

    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: No

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

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