HOUSTON, TX – 28 Oct, 2016 – ACE Mentor Houston is a collaborative effort that brings together the construction industry, educational institutions and local community in an effort to expose high school students to the world of architecture, construction, engineering and the building trades. In this afterschool mentoring program, student teams work directly with professionals from the A-E-C industry to design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices. The program runs from October to April and meets at one of eight locations around Houston. This year we have more students than our current mentor workload can handle. That is a great problem to have, but we need help in the following locations: Galena Park, North Belt, and Spring.
ACE gives students a unique chance to discover and develop new skills, solidify goals and get on track towards exciting and rewarding careers. In addition, many students form positive relationships with industry professionals who can provide important references for obtaining college admissions, scholarships, internships and full?time employment. The mentors get the opportunity to give back to the community while helping to develop the next generation of professionals. Even if your time is limited, we would love to hear from you and see how you can help out.
“If you can volunteer and help to mentor students, please let us know. The best way to get in touch is by emailing us at HoustonTX@acementor.org or visiting us on the web at www.acementor.org/houston”, says Angela Cotie, Chairman of the Board for ACE Mentor Houston, “we really have a critical need and hope that we can make sure these students get the help and guidance they need”.
About ACE Mentor Program of America
The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. It’s now the construction industry’s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students annually. 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 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 $14 million in scholarships to promising participants.
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Company Name: ACE Mentor Houston
Contact Person: GinaRenee Autrey
Country: United States