ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston held its annual networking event on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter in Boston. ACE is Boston’s leading, volunteer-based, non-profit mentoring organization for the education and advancement of high school students pursuing careers in the architecture, construction and engineering industries. The spring event serves as the primary fundraising event for the annual scholarship fund of the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston, which over its nine years, has awarded over $600,000 in scholarships.
The 2019 event will feature remarks from many of the 24 impressive students including Omayma Dalal of Mission Hill who receives scholarships this year ranging from $3,000 to $13,000 as well as a “Mentor of the Year” award ceremony. Food and drinks will be served, including beer and wine from sponsors Sam Adams and MS Walker, respectively, a DJ for entertainment, and a silent auction for the expected 300-400 guests who support or are affiliated with the ACE Mentor Program.
“It is with great excitement that we have the opportunity to award these 24 talented students with their scholarships,” said Nigel Gallaher, former Chairman of ACE of Greater Boston. “All of this is possible due to our committed mentors and our ACE volunteers who work tirelessly on top of their full-time jobs to engage our largest group of students in the program, to date. Also, our graduates who have successfully entered careers in the architecture, construction and engineering fields are our best advocates for the program and we can’t them enough.”
ACE of Greater Boston was launched in 2007 and is one of over 70 affiliates under the ACE national umbrella. Through practical, project-based, hands-on explorations, students work collaboratively and creatively to design innovative solutions to real world problems. With professional guidance by esteemed industry mentors who are full-time employees of construction, design and engineering firms, students embark on a five-month design project, through weekly sessions after school, to develop the professionalism, teamwork, and collaboration that the industry requires. During this time, the students construct a hypothetical project in order to learn about each discipline and take part in activities such as the ABX (Architecture Boston Expo) exhibition hall scavenger hunt, site visits, Revit training and trade day.
For tickets, which are $75, and an overview of sponsorship opportunities, please visit eventbrite.com. For more information on ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston, please visit www.acementor.org/affiliates/massachusetts.
About ACE Mentor Program of America©: ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) is a non-profit organization, which seeks to introduce talented and motivated students to the architecture, construction, and engineering industries. ACE performs this function through local affiliates in over 79 locations throughout the country. Along with its affiliates, ACE is the industry’s fastest growing high-school mentor program in the country, reaching over 8,000 students in 2015-2016 alone. In addition to exposing students to real-world opportunities, the program financially supports students furthering their education through scholarships and grants. Nationally, ACE and its affiliates have awarded over $14 million in scholarships since the program started in 1994. For more information, please visit www.acementor.org