Since focusing on expanding our efforts in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, ULI Colorado has reached out to ACE Colorado to provide ULI members opportunities to mentor high school students from diverse backgrounds in land use professions. During this session, you will learn more about the ACE Mentor Program and opportunities to volunteer from the ACE Colorado Board Chair, Leo Darnell.
About the ACE Mentor Program:
The ACE Mentor Program of Colorado (www.acementor.org/index.php/affiliates/colorado) serves high school students who want to explore careers in architecture, construction, engineering and other land use professions. Throughout the year, the ACE program, which meets two hours per week for 17 weeks, introduces participants to building industry professions by having them plan and design mock projects on real sites and work with professionals in the design and build industries.
This year, sessions will be hosted virtually, making it easier than ever to volunteer. Starting on January 19, 2021, there will be three different virtual sessions: Tuesday @ 5pm, Wednesday @ 4pm, and Thursday @ 3:30 pm. The project this year is a Tiny Home community. Student team presentations will be held in April 2021 at the CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning. Teams will be judged by a panel of experts and the winning presentation will be showcased at the annual fundraising gala, Blue Print to Success.
If you are interested in mentoring with ACE, please create a profile in the ACE national database here: https://www.acementor.org/mentors-volunteers/.
Volunteers Needed in the Following Areas:
Virtual/In School or Classroom:
• Lead Mentors
• Guest Speakers
On a Committee:
• Event Planning & Coordination