General Information or Sponsorship:
Brooke A. Robbins, AIA, LEED AP
A. Philip Randolph High School:
Corie Baker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Englewood High School:
Wayne Petrone, P.E.
Lee High School:
Tahir A. Edwards, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Middleburg High School:
Orange Park High School:
National Team Leader at OPHS:
Northeast Florida ACE Teams Face Off in Design Competition
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Proposed Sessions 2013-2014
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Mentors and Sponsors
Thanks to our many mentors and sponsors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
View our list of sponsors.
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Board of Directors
Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support. View our board members.
Founded during the 2006-2007 school year with significant support from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the ACE Mentor Program of Northeast Florida, helps high school students explore potential careers in architecture, construction and engineering.
Through the program, mentors from local industry professional firms meet with students for two hours once a week for 16 weeks. During these sessions, students work in teams to create practical solutions for “real-world” projects. It’s an effective way for students to experience the reality of what architects, contractors and engineers do during a typical working day.
Now in our seventh year of the program, we have teams from five schools – A. Philip Randolph Academies of Technology, Orange Park High School, Englewood High School, Lee High School and Middleburg High School.
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Donate Through United Way
If you are a regular contributor to The United Way, you may designate your gift to directly benefit ACE Mentor Program of Northeast Florida, Inc.
End of Year Celebration
Each year, we host final student presentations, followed by lunch and scholarship awards. Next year's event will take place on May 16, 2014 at UNF University Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
Donations go to scholarships, supplies, fieldtrips, etc. To make a donation or become a sponsor, please click on the “Donate” button below.
Become a Sponsor for the End of Year Event
We know the scholarships have made a difference by providing the motivation to attend college for a few students that otherwise would not have considered it. Sponsorships are recognized at our end of year event, on the chapter’s website and in the annual newsletter. If you are interested in making a donation, please make checks payable to ACE Mentor Program of Northeast Florida, Inc., and send to 510 N. Julia Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, c/o Brooke Robbins.
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact one of the ACE leaders listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page. We are looking for mentors for all schools.
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Local Students Attend UF / ACE Mentor Summer Camp
Students Austin Davidson, Christopher Hayward, Cole Hewett, Michael Nee and Brian Reed were scholarship winners and represented our affiliate at the first ever University of Florida / ACE Mentor Summer Camp.
Students were able to get a taste of college life by spending a week in the dorms, attending classes, working on projects, and of course attending some fun events. One design project on campus was to add a feature to the Plaza of the Americas. This was a great experience for the students in that they completed their initial design, presented and received comments from a jury panel from the design college, and then completed their ideas and built a model. This all happened in seven hours.
During the design process, the student were mentored by UF design students. The jury consisted of professors and PhD students from the design department. The program was made financially possible with the University of Florida sponsoring half of the cost, and affiliates providing the remainder, allowing all students to attend the camp free of charge!