Ace Mentor Program of America

We mentor high school students and inspire them to pursue careers in design and construction. Through after-school group mentoring and a robust college scholarship program, ACE is building the next generation of architects, project managers, contractors and engineers.

​The ACE Mentor Program is now the construction industry's fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 10,000 students annually with a network of over 4,000 volunteer mentors.

Ace Mentor Program houston

The ACE Mentor Program Houston is the local affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program of America. Our founder, Carrie Arnold-Gutierrez, was involved with the Frederick, Maryland affiliate of the program, and when she was transferred to Houston, she knew she had to bring the program with her. Together with the national organization, she gathered leaders from several other major Houston AEC firms and opened the chapter in fall 2008, only to have Hurricane Ike cancel the first half of the inaugural year. 

ACE Houston served our first class of students in spring of 2009. We started at one location with a small group of students and mentors, and we have now grown to operate at eight different mentoring locations, where our mentor network of over 100 works together to serve over 200 students every week.