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ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston, an affiliate of ACE Mentor Program of America, introduces high school students to careers in architecture, engineering, and construction management. We accept students who attend high school in the Greater Boston area.
Frequently Asked Questions about ACE Mentor Program
Who? High school students from the Greater Boston area who might be interested in architecture, construction, or engineering. Any student grades 9-12 is welcome. Many students come for several years.
What? A free after-school program to introduce you to architecture, construction, or engineering through a hands-on design project.
When? One day per week, October 24- March 9, after school. You will be asked to choose an afternoon/evening that works for you to meet with your mentors.
The program will offer in-person or online options in the fall of 2022. Pick one to attend regularly, based on your schedule. The program is the same at each location. The program will meet after school, October 24 through March 9, on either a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday at these locations:
Monday – Northeastern University 3:30-5:30
Mon – PCA Design in Cambridge 4:30-6:30 (all participants at PCA must either be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 OR wear a mask)
Tues – Wentworth Institute of Technology 3:30-5:30
Tues – Boston Society for Architects 3:30-5:30
Tues – Virtual (Zoom) 4:30-6 PM
Wed – Roxbury Community College 4:00-6:00
Wed – SMMA Cambridge – 3:45-5:15 (all participants at SMMA must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19)
Why? To learn about design and construction, to get inspired, and to get opportunities such as internships, scholarships, and professional industry contacts.
How? For in-person, you will meet with your mentors at a university or an industry firm, and you will design together. The online program will require that you have access to a phone or laptop that allows them to use Zoom. If you do not have such a device, we will work to get you access to one. Students will receive a supply kit.
What is the cost? The program is free of charge.
Who are the mentors? The ACE Mentors work in the fields of architecture, construction, and engineering, and they have worked on many exciting area projects. They volunteer because they want to help you learn about their work. All mentors undergo a background screening through ACE Mentor national.
What is the project? With the support of their mentors, ACE students will design and create a construction plan for an emergency shelter pod project, working within certain budget, environmental, and site specifications.
Want to hear more? Do you want to attend an online info session to hear more or to ask questions? Check out our event page for upcoming info sessions here.
Ready to sign up? Click the yellow button below to sign up.
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We encourage all students to join us for the program-wide kickoff on October 13, 6-8 PM at Wentworth Institute of Technology for a fun intro to ACE. Meet the mentors and students from across Greater Boston. Bring your friends!
RSVP here for the kickoff
Email our Student Coordinator
Questions? If you have questions about your registration, you can email our student coordinator, Holly Ganser, to ask questions about ACE.
Email our student coordinator