Charlotte, NC

About Us

Founded in 2007, the ACE Mentor Program of Charlotte is an after-school program for high school young people interested in exploring career opportunities in architecture, construction, engineering and the skilled trades.

Our program is currently serving over 175 students from the following area high schools: Independence, East Mecklenburg, Hopewell, Myers Park, Ardrey Kell, William A. Hough, University and Uptown. Through office tours, hands-on activities and field trips, the program introduces students to the industry’s various disciplines. Under the mentorship of over seventy local industry professionals, students work in teams on projects that simulate “real-life” situations.

In addition to the after-school program, ACE also supports our students throughout the summer months. Through our corporate partners, ACE is able to provide a number of summer internships. This allows hands-on, real-life career experiences for our students preparing them for entry into the job market.

ACE Charlotte’s East Mecklenburg High School team wins the 2023 ACE Cup at the End of the Year Banquet!


Kym Gardner
ACE Mentor of Charlotte
Board Chair

Current Schools and
Contact Information

ACE Charlotte Locations & Contacts

Mentors and Sponsors

Thanks to our many mentors and sponsors who have 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 affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support.
View Our Board of Directors.

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