ACE Mentorship – Call for Volunteers 

All, it’s that time of the year again when we start to assemble our ACE Mentoring teams for the upcoming year.  For those of you who need a refresher on the program, attached are a couple of flyers that outline the program.  The Seattle Affiliate continues to grow, make changes and continually improve.  Last year was a huge success, with our expansion into the South Sound bringing on new teams in Tacoma and Auburn.  A big thanks to all of you who volunteered last year to mentor, you are what makes the program so successfully and impacts the lives of the students so much. 

At this point I’m asking for volunteers to sign up for this year’s program, and once again there is a high demand for good mentors.  Registration will once again be on-line on the ACE Mentor website, I have included the link below to get you to the registration page and information to get registered.   The registration process has changed slightly to include a short orientation, which takes the place of the (rather dry) orientation we typically do in October.  The registration also includes preferences for night of the week to volunteer and whether you prefer to be on a team close to your work or home.  There is also a spot to choose your preference on what you’re volunteering for, you can pick more than one box if you’d like to volunteer for more than just mentoring.  This is a spot where people who want to lead a team can note that preference, we’d love to have our returning team leaders again but also want to know who is interested in leading teams in the future.  Again, the ACE program is improving things each year and I think the new registration process will help. 

Registration Information:

Frequently Asked Questions for Mentors

Once again, because of the large demand by students for teams on the Eastside, I am asking anyone who works in a Seattle firm but lives on the Eastside that they let me know as I’d like to assign them to mentor in a group that meets in Bellevue or Redmond.  Last year, we had 2 teams on the Eastside and would like to expand to 3 teams once again.  The only way we can do this is if we get enough volunteers to support 3 teams so I’d ask that those willing to meet in Bellevue to please let me know. 

For the program to really be successful it takes a champion for ACE within each participating firm, someone who can organize people within your firm to volunteer.  If you are that person in your firm and have a strong ACE participation keep up the good work.  If your firm doesn’t have that champion I ask that you step up to the plate and be that champion within your firm to promote the program.  If you need help in doing so please let me know, I’d be happy to come down and talk to employees at your firm to help boost interest. 

Again, I’ve attached a couple of informational flyers about the program to help give an idea what the program is about to anyone who is not familiar with ACE but might be interested in participating this year.  Please feel free to forward to people both in and out of your firm that you think might be interested.   If you have any questions I can answer please feel free to call or e-mail me. 

Again, I hope you all can participate again this year.  The students really benefit from the experiences we’re able to give them in the ACE program and it’s important to continue to give them this opportunity.  I look forward to another fun year with all of you. 

Returning Mentors

  1. Log in using the link under “Returning Mentor & Volunteer Registration”
  2. Once logged in you’ll see your “MY DASHBOARD” page.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the 2017-2018 icon to register.
  3. Follow the registration process through each step and take the quick orientation at the end.  

New Mentors

  1. Click on the icon to “Register as Mentor and/or Other Volnteer Role”
  2. Follow the registration process and make sure you have selected the 2017-2018 year. 
  3. When prompted to select an affiliate make sure to select SeattleWA
  4. Take the quick orientation at the end of the registration process.

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