1115 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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A.C.E.S., an after-school tutoring/mentoring program, uses sports to
engage inner-city youth in learning and provides opportunities for them
to build the skills necessary to succeed academically, develop
personally, and become responsible, contributing community members.
Athletes Committed to Educating Students (A.C.E.S.) is an after-school
tutoring/mentoring organization for inner-city fourth through eighth
graders. Founded in 1994, A.C.E.S. began with 13 students at Wilder
School (Powderhorn Community School) in Minneapolis. A.C.E.S. now
serves over 350 students annually at four Twin Cities? program sites:
Maxfield Magnet and Monroe Community in St. Paul, and Richard Green
Central and Cityview Magnet in Minneapolis. A.C.E.S. program sites are
in lower-income areas and at lower-achieving schools.
? Sports-themed curriculum that emphasizes interactive learning via a
three-step (Introduction, learn, practice) process ? Involvement of all
of the local professional sports teams (Lynx, Saints, Thunder,
Timberwolves, Twins, Vikings and Wild) to help inner city youth achieve
academic and personal success.