Three years ago father and daughter, Buck Martinez and Krissy Webb, inspired by the need to create a new generation of leaders, launched a high school leadership program named Student ACES. Buck Martinez has been in the energy industry over 35 years and has been active throughout his career coaching and mentoring high school and college students. He has a passion for helping and enabling our youth by providing them leadership skills that will enable them to be successful and responsible leaders in their schools, their communities and with their families. Krissy has worked in the service and nonprofit sector for over twelve years. She has tremendous organization skills and is passionate about creating the next generation of leaders in our country.
Student ACES founded in 2013 in Palm Beach County will serve over 7,500 student athletes by the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Student ACES Miami Dade was launched in the summer of 2017 will have impacted over 2000 student athletes by the end of 2018. Most recently, ACE launched programs in Broward County.
One of the key features of the ACE program is the ability of the students to apply their leadership skills while adding significant value to people in the community. ACE students are assigned to teams of peers and are provided a facilitator. Working with other charitable organizations in the community, each team is assigned a project that is intended leverage the skills of the students and the need of the organization.