Our mission is to mentor Chicago Public School students, particularly minority and female students, and increase their awareness of career opportunities in architecture, construction, engineering and related fields. We immerse them in real-world problem solving, challenge them with industry-specific problems, and support them as they grow and learn. The Chicago ACE Mentor Program is a unique partnership among industry professionals Ð architects, interior designers, engineers, construction managers, college and university representatives. Industry professionals volunteer to become mentors to high school students and introduce them, in a team setting, to each discipline while encouraging their interest. Financial donors provide scholarships and paid internships and with them, an opportunity to pursue studies and careers in these fields. In return, the design and construction industry is enriched with the addition of a talented and diverse future workforce.