ACE Service Model

All ACE programs are designed utilizing a comprehensive model of service, integrating all eight critical elements of development.

All ACE Programs are delivered in a holistic, integrated manner, touching eight critical elements of development.



Mentorship through the ACE model provides students with a 1:1 pairing that enables them to form a meaningful connection with their mentor.


Character Development

We all develop differently, at ACE our goal is help you become the best version of yourself, so you can tackle any obstacle that comes your way.


Advocacy & Service

ACE is more than a school. As part of the core curriculum we push students to be civically involved and stand up for what they believe in.



Our Educational process goes beyond just learning facts and figures. Our teachers weave real life skills into their lessons. Students leave ACE with the knowledge to survive in an ever increasingly complex world.



Being a leader is about making the best decision for yourself and your community. At ACE we focus on teaching students how their decision making impacts the world around them.


Career Development

The future can be a scary place, but our ACE staff is focused on student success. Before any student leaves ACE their teachers and counselors will work with them to develop a roadmap they can achieve.


Health & Well-Being

Mental and physical health is always important in the daily life of a student. ACE is focused on ensuring that no student feels isolated, and that each can feel comfortable talking to our counselors and mentors. A healthy student will be the most productive student!


Graduate Support

ACE is a family. Long after students leave ACE we will be always open to them. We are part of the community, when our students do well in the world, we all do well.

ACE Programs and Services

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R.U.T.H. YouthBuild (ages 16-24)

  • High School Diploma / Tutoring / Small Classes
  • Construction Training (MC3)
  • Apartment Maintenance Technician Training (CAMT)
  • Work Readiness Training and Placement
  • Counseling / Supportive Services
  • Leadership Development / Community Engagement
  • College and Career Preparation / Graduate Services
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G.R.Y.D. Prevention (ages 10-14)

  • Youth Development Activities
  • Pre-teen & Adolescence Readiness
  • Family Workshops
  • Supportive Services / Wrap Around for Youth & Family
  • Parenting Classes


G.R.Y.D. Intervention (ages 15-25)

  • Intensive Counseling / Anger Management / Drug and Alcohol
  • Life Skills / Personal Development
  • Goal Planning: Personal, College and Career
  • Supportive Services / Wrap Around for Youth & Family
  • Mentoring
  • Court Navigation and Advocacy
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SECTOR  (ages 18+)

  • Training in Advanced Manufacturing or Construction
  • Job Placement
  • Life and Career Goal Planning
  • Earn While You Learn
  • Work Readiness Training / Job Placement
  • Counseling
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