ACE Mentor Program
ACE is a unique partnership among industry professionals — architects, interior designers, engineers, construction managers, college and university representatives, and other professionals from related corporations and professional organizations — who work together to attract young people to their professions. Industry professionals volunteer to become mentors to high school students in order to introduce them to the professions and encourage them to pursue studies and careers in these fields. In return, the industry get a much-needed boost of new talent.
The program's mission is to enlighten and increase the awareness of high school students to career opportunities in architecture, construction and engineering and related areas of the design and construction industry through mentoring; and to provide scholarship opportunities for students in an inclusive manner reflective of the diverse school population.
This is the third year that DATA has been involved in ACE. Mr. Kelly, DATA engineering teacher, has been the faculty sponsor since 2006 and is joined this year by Mrs. Philbrick, DATA architecture teacher.
San Antonio Affiliate: http://www.acementor.org/621
ACE National Web Site: http://www.acementor.org/