Birmingham, AL

Donate to ACE Alabama

Since our start in 2004, the ACE Mentor Program of Alabama has invested thousands of mentoring hours and tens of thousands of dollars of scholarships toward the college education of ACE students. This year’s seniors have great potential, and many of them have participated in ACE for multiple years. We are very excited about their future and need your help to meet our goal of $30,000 to fund the scholarships that will help them get the degree they have been dreaming about since their first ACE meeting!

The ACE Mentor Program Alabama is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3). The program runs solely on sponsorships and local volunteers; your donations help fund our weekly sessions, scholarships, and overall program costs. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the ACE Alabama program, please make checks payable to “ACE Mentor Program of Alabama” and mail it to “ACE Mentor Program of Alabama” and mail it to 1109 22nd St S, Birmingham, AL 35205. Contact Savannah Lowery with any questions or concerns.


ACE offers scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue an ACE related major in college. Since 2007, ACE Mentor of Alabama has provided over $175,000 in scholarships to deserving seniors. Scholarships are awarded and celebrated at our Annual End of the Year Banquet. Online scholarship applications for 2024 open on February 27, 2024.

About Us

High school students in the Birmingham area can now benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry.

At bi-weekly meetings, student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices.

For students, it’s a unique chance to discover and develop new skills, solidify future goals, and get on track to exciting, 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.

Our Team Projects

Students in the ACE program typically work closely with their mentors on projects that provide hands-on experience in solving the types of design, engineering and construction challenges industry professionals confront every day.

The teams often learn how to use advanced computerized tools, such as AutoCAD, while special exercises and activities illustrate the industry’s demand for young people skilled in math, physics, economics, art, and other disciplines. Many ACE affiliates culminate their program year with special events at which teams present their concepts to mentors, families, teachers, and community leaders.

All ACE participants take away a valuable and exciting experience that develops ability for creative and logical thinking. The benefits include:

  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Professional industry contacts and references
  • High school and college internship opportunities
  • Advance preparation for college
  • Participate in fun hands-on projects to learn A/C/E concepts

Savannah Lowery
Executive Director
ACE Mentor Program of Alabama


Participate in ACE!

If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, contact us today!

We are excited for the
2023 – 2024 Program year!


All volunteers must register prior to each program year. Mentor/Volunteer registration includes a 5-minute training as the last step. Your registration won’t be accepted unless this training is completed. If you commit to mentoring for all program year sessions, you will be asked to complete a background check prior to the first team session.

Follow this guide to help walk you through the registration process.


All students must register prior to each program year. You also need to complete an electronic consent form with your parent/guardian to be eligible to join ACE.

Use this guide to help you get through the registration process.