ACE Volunteers make the program happen!

There is no substitute for experience – the ACE Mentor Program is driven by the committed and enthusiastic participation of volunteer mentors who are practicing professionals in their respective fields. ACE offers high school students the best opportunities because ACE offers the best industry mentors.

Who Can Be an ACE Mentor?

In our experience, ACE mentors tend to be members of a local community in which an ACE affiliate is located. Clearly passionate about what they do, they often make significant contributions to their communities as role models, trusted friends and career advisors.

What makes a great ACE mentor?

The right mix of knowledge, passion and rapport makes a great ACE mentor. Someone who connects with the students in a way that demonstrates a sincere desire to help, and a commitment to make a difference. ACE mentors are team players willing to dedicate up to 30 hours of their time during the school year.

How ACE mentors gain from the experience.

We hear again and again that ACE mentors experience a profound sense of altruistic “giving back” when involved with ACE and its young participants — the gratification that comes with sharing knowledge and wisdom with eager students. In addition, mentoring presents a variety of networking opportunities, as well as chances to sharpen individual presentation and other professional skills.

Connect with an ACE program near you!

All volunteers must register prior to every program year. Each local affiliate program operates on its own schedule. Search for a program in your area for registration dates and import program details. If your local affiliate is currently accepting new volunteers, complete the online registration. You should hear back soon, but you can always reach out directly to program leadership for updates.