ACES - Athletes Committed to Educating Students
The mission of ACES is to help reduce the academic achievement gap in the Twin Cities and improve the likelihood of success for underserved students.
Founded in 1994, ACES has served over 5,000 youth throughout the Twin Cities. The achievement gap is especially prevalent in the Twin Cities area and carries major implications for the future economic and social health of Minnesota. To continue having a robust economy and employment opportunities for all, it is imperative that all youth are provided the same opportunities for success. ACES minimizes the achievement gap and sets up all youth to be successful and confident learners, regardless of their racial or socio-economic background. This leads to contributing, responsible, and productive adult members of society. A recent longitudinal study via the U of M showed that ACES participants had higher high school attendance rates, higher reading proficiency scores, higher graduation rates, including on-time graduation, and better school engagement.
Learn more at: aces4kids.org