The ACE Mentor Program is a national non-profit organization. ACE’s Oregon branch was founded in 2006 by local Portland architecture, construction, and engineering professionals. In our first year, 28 mentor volunteers served a small group of 27 students from 6 high schools. Since then, Oregon's ACE program has experienced remarkable growth. In 2019, 103 mentors for 153 students participated in ACE locally. ACE Oregon has also awarded more than half a million dollars in college scholarships to students who are entering ACE-related careers.