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.
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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.
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The ACE Mentor Program of Washington for 2016-2017 is well underway! Just over 200 students and 160 mentors comprise nine teams, including six in Seattle, two in Bellevue, one in South King County, and one in Tacoma. This is our first year in South Puget Sound, and it has been exciting to expand and serve a new great group of students!
Since 2001, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington has helped more than 1,800 students learn all about the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. Are you fascinated by the art of architecture? Are you interested in how buildings withstand earthquakes? Are you intrigued by sustainable “green” building design? Are you wondering how a building can start out as an idea and become reality? Join the ACE program! Our program is free to students, thanks to donations from local firms, mentors, parents, and other supporters. To date, we have also given $485,000 in scholarships to students who pursued A/E/C fields at the university level.
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.
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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 ACE Mentor Program of Washington has awarded $485,000 to countless seniors since 2001. Most of our scholarship recipients have gone on to study architecture, engineering, or construction at the university level, and many have returned to the Puget Sound to work professionally and some even participate as mentors with ACE! ACE works! In the 2015-2016 school year, 13 seniors were awarded $82,500. The Scholarship Application for the 2016-2017 school year will be available sometime in March and will be due in April. Awards will be presented at our annual Industry Leaders Reception at the beginning of June.
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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