The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. Our mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.

High schools across the Baltimore area are set up to emulate an actual design team, with students guided through a mock design project by their architect, engineer, and construction management mentors. This design project is the same for all teams in the ACE Baltimore chapter.

Mentors guide the students as they work towards a final project, introducing them to the careers, industry vocabulary, and various roles companies play in the construction industry.

ACE runs from January to May. The teams meet for approximately 15 sessions, for about two hours after school (this varies by school). In addition to these team sessions, there are also all-team activities such as field trips to construction sites.

At the end of the year, all the teams, gather for a final presentation night. Here they present their designs to other teams, their families, teachers, prospective mentors and the affiliate administrators so all can share in the students’ accomplishments. In addition, a panel of judges score each team to decide on a winner.

Following presentation night, all scholarship winners and the winning team join with our industry sponsors and stakeholders to celebrate the program year at the annual scholarship breakfast.

Please go to to locate what high schools ACE Baltimore is currently in.