ACE Mentor Program of Washington
PO Box 6248
Edmonds, WA 98026
801 2nd Avenue, Suite 501
Seattle, WA 98104
City of Seattle,
Dept. of Planning & Development
700 Fifth Ave., Suite 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019
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Thanks to our many mentoring firms that helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
Board of Directors
Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our chapter. We are grateful for their continuing support. View our board members.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014-2015 ACE Mentor Program of Washington! We had a fantastic year. About 140 students and 105 mentors comprised seven ACE teams, four in Seattle and three on the Eastside. On May 20, the seven teams got to present their final projects to their mentors, families, educators, peers, and a set of judges. Congratulations to all of our students who finished out this year’s program! Since 2001 more than 1,600 students have graduated from our program, at no cost to the students.
During the ACE Mentor Program, teams visit major construction sites, complete projects and meet bi-monthly at mentor firm offices. Qualifying high school seniors are awarded scholarships and many students remain in touch with industry professionals for continued mentoring with career choices, college and internship applications and future employment opportunities. Since the inception of ACE Mentor of Washington, our chapter has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships.
The 2014-2015 ACE year is over, but we are currently creating an e-mail list of those who want to know about the 2015-2016 application when it’s ready in August. If you’d like to be added to the list or would like to know more about ACE, please contact our ACE Executive Director (information to the right).
Each year the teams are assigned the same project. Students and their mentors work diligently preparing for the Final Presentation Night where each team showcases their year-long effort. Over the years, team projects have included a new basketball arena for the Sonics, community centers in South Lake Union, a ski lodge on Steven’s Pass, a new Seattle Aquarium, high-rise towers on Lake Washington and many more. The 2014-2015 project was a waterfront museum and education center on Seattle’s Piers 62/63, with a budget of $30 million. You can check out the team projects that received the highest scores by the judges by clicking on these following PDFs.
On June 3, 2015, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington presented $61,500 to nine students who graduated from the ACE program and will study architecture, engineering, or construction management programs next year at college. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
DONATE today and help ACE MENTOR OF WASHINGTON continue to offer this vibrant program FREE OF CHARGE, to all interested students. The average cost of the program per student, per year is $250.00. Your support will insure program viability and enhance the future of the industry.
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