Lancaster County ACE Mentor Program for STEAM Students


The Lancaster County ACE Mentor Program is excited to announce that registration is open for the 2023-2024 Program. Please share this opportunity with your STEAM Students.


ACE – Architecture, Construction, Engineering – is an afterschool program open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The mission is to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction, including skilled trades, through mentoring and continued support for their advancement into the industry.

The Lancaster County ACE Mentor Program is part of the ACE Central PA Affiliate. The Team Leaders, Presenters, and Mentors are comprised of local industry professionals who volunteer their time to share their careers and knowledge.

Students are recruited from school districts in Lancaster and adjacent counties to participate in biweekly sessions, where topics such as Civil Engineering, Architecture, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, and Estimating are covered.

Students enrolled in the ACE Mentor Program are broken into teams to complete a design program. At the last session, each team will present their unique design to industry professionals and other teams.

Students who successfully complete the program and associated application are also eligible for scholarships.


The 2023-2024 Lancaster County Ace Mentor Program will be held biweekly on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM starting Tuesday, October 10th, 2023. The entire program is 13 weeks, concluding with Final Presentations on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024.

After registering, accepted Students will receive the full program schedule with address(es) for sessions at location(s) in Lancaster County. Students are responsible for transportation to the session location(s).


To register, go to

  1. Click on Students at the top of the page.
  2. Click Registration/Login on the left.
  3. Past ACE Students can login to their existing account.
    New Students will click the magenta New Student icon at the bottom of the page.
  4. Compete the New Member Registration form and click Register.
    Don’t forget your email address and password! We will use this email address to contact you.
    Also, this login provides opportunities to apply for scholarships and reenrollment in future years.
  5. Complete all required fields for the School Year Registration, ensuring the Central PA Affiliate and Lancaster County Program are selected.
  6. Click Submit when you are done.
  7. The final screen includes a Parent Consent form.
    Download this form and submit as indicated on the screen.

Be sure to register by Friday, September 29th, 2023, for consideration for the 2023-2024 Lancaster County Program.

To help cover administrative costs, a $40 participation fee per Student is requested. Following acceptance into the program, participation fees can be made payable by check to “ACE of Central PA” and include “LANCO” and the Student’s name in the memo line. Payments may be turned in at the Orientation & Kick Off session or sent to:

ACE of Central PA

PO Box 119

Hershey, PA 17033

The participation fee should not be a deterrent from registering or participating in the program. Contact the Lancaster County Program Chair with any concerns.


Questions can be directed to one of the following Lancaster County Program contacts:

Marcie SorberRLPS (717) 560-9501
Cheryl LoveELA Group, 
Joe ConnorBeers + Hoffman 
Rachel HaynesTippetts/Weaver