Luke A Volkmar, AIA, CDT, LEED AP BD +C
ACE Mentor of Charlotte -
Current Schools and Contact Information
Mentors and Sponsors
Thanks to our many mentors and sponsors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
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.
Founded in 2007, the ACE Mentor Program of Charlotte is an after-school program for high school young people interested in exploring career opportunities in architecture, construction and engineering.
Our program is currently serving over 175 students from the following area high schools: West Charlotte, Vance, Independence, East Mecklenburg, Hopewell, Myers Park, Providence, Ardrey Kell, Butler, South Mecklenburg, Garinger, Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences and Phillip O. Berry. Through office tours, hands-on activities and field trips, the program introduces students to the industry’s various disciplines. Under the mentorship of over seventy local industry professionals, students work in teams on projects that simulate “real-life” situations.
In addition to the after-school program, ACE also supports our students throughout the summer months. Through our partnership with the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP), ACE is able to provide a number of summer internships. This allows hands-on, real-life career experiences to our students preparing them for entry into the job market.
Each year our teams compete at the Spring Banquet to present their final projects. In previous years, teams have worked on everything from a light rail station at their school to the redevelopment of an abandoned mall.
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact the ACE leader listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.