ACE Mentor of Charlotte
Current Schools and Contact Information
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.
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 and engineering.
Our program is currently serving over 175 students from the following area high schools: West Charlotte, Vance, Independence, East Mecklenburg, Hopewell, Myers Park, Providence, Ardrey Kell, Butler, South Mecklenburg, Garinger, Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences and Phillip O. Berry. 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 partnership with the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP), ACE is able to provide a number of summer internships. This allows hands-on, real-life career experiences to our students preparing them for entry into the job market.
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact the ACE leader listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
Pictured (from left) are Macie Jenkins, ACE Charlotte Secretary; Mellissa Oliver, ACE Charlotte Board Vice Chair; Taylor Bredow, ACE Charlotte Treasurer; Matt Lilly, ACE Charlotte Board Chair; Dean Slate, Barton Malow General Superintendent & ACE Charlotte Mentor; Josh Spencer, Barton Malow Senior Preconstruction Manager; Haley Hassler, Barton Malow Project Director; and Luke Volkmar, ACE Charlotte Executive Board.
“Our sponsors and volunteers are the backbone of our program! The ACE Charlotte Executive Committee was so thrilled to be able to meet with representatives of Barton Malow recently to discuss their involvement in the program, to discuss how we can continue to work together, and to accept a generous donation from Barton Malow to the ACE Charlotte program! Thank you to Barton Malow and all of our ACE Charlotte sponsors! – Matt Lilly, Board Chair, ACE Mentor Program of the Greater Charlotte Area”
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