Information for Schools

The ACE Mentor Program of GNY is a free after-school mentorship program to introduce high school students to careers in architecture, construction, or engineering. ACE Greater NY serves students who have no prior knowledge of the industry, as well as students who have familiarity with it.

Representatives from the ACE Mentor Program of Greater NY would be happy to meet virtually with parent associations, student organizations, and/or school faculty. We also welcome invitations to career/college fairs, student activity events, and classroom presentations in classes related to architecture, construction, and engineering. Please email Lauren Fiore at to learn about school partnerships.

Program Structure:
  • Teams are made up of 15-30 students and 7-10 mentors represented by A-E-C industry (architects, engineers (civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical), and construction managers)
  • Teams meet once a week for one hour after school from late October through mid-May
  • Mentors set the program schedule, each meeting agenda, and confirm meeting locations via email to students
  • Students and mentors develop a pseudo-design project that allows students to creatively apply the knowledge they learned in ACE GNY to a collective project
  • At the end of the season, students present their project via PowerPoint, to replicate the process in which a design teams presents a proposal to a potential client
  • Students are welcome to join ACE GNY throughout their high school years; scholarships are available to senior students who apply and qualify. For more information about Scholarships, please click here.
Benefits to the ACE Mentor Program:
  • Firsthand exposure to the industry from professionals
  • Networking with industry professionals and peers from different schools
  • Use of design software such as AutoCAD, Revit, etc.
  • Development of social skills such as public speaking, communication, and problem-solving
  • Application of topics learned to a pseudo-design project
  • Access to tours of construction sites and office spaces
  • Job shadowing opportunities
How to Sign Students up for ACE:
  • Visit
  • Click “Registration/Log-in”
  • Have students register using an email address they check daily
  • Have students complete a Parent Consent Form

Most students sign-up for ACE GNY individually. If you are a Career and Technical Education school that is interested in having a full team of students from your school, please contact Lauren Fiore at

If you have any questions, please email us at

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The School Experience

ACE Greater NY is a life-changer – I know for sure that the students that I send get the exposure and get that bug for construction or civil engineering or architecture. I am confident that they are in the industry for life.

- Pedro Placido, Pre-Engineering Teacher at Manhattan Bridges High School

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About ACE Greater NY

Founded in 1994 by a group of leading architects, contractors and engineers in New York City, the program has served more than 77,000 students nationwide and over 14,000 students in New York alone. Today, more than 13,000 students and 4,100 mentors participate in ACE each year in 37 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

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