Approximately 15 kids from Page, Independence, Franklin, and Centennial High Schools are getting the benefit of mentoring from our own Ben Lorance and a number of other building and construction related professionals who participate in the ACE Mentoring program. Every other week for the full school year, Ben and and the rest of the ACE mentors meet with these kids who have volunteered to be involved in this innovative program.
During the first half of the year, the goal is to develop activities to educate them about what is involved in the design and building professions. At JJCA, the kids built houses out of graham crackers. The second half of the year is devoted to a project that will be presented at a year-end banquet. Mentors will choose top students from each team to receive scholarships. Ben’s group is working to design a multi-media center.
Stay tuned for photos from the banquet in April!