Our Mission: To inspire and develop high school student athletes to become men and women

of character, honor and integrity through our character education programs.

About ACE: Student ACES (ACE) was founded in 2013 by father-daughter team Buck Martinez and Krissy Webb to create a pathway for young men and women to achieve the highest standards of leadership. The inspiration for Student ACES stemmed from their desire to see every student achieve a foundation of leadership that would generate positive outcomes and tremendous success in the students’ lives.

One day, Krissy asked her father, “Who will my kids look up to?” Through the ensuing conversation, Buck realized that his most memorable and rewarding experiences were attained when teaching and/or coaching his three daughters and their teammates and classmates. Dedicated to the idea that every student deserves access to character education in order to succeed, he and Krissy wanted to form an organization that would help put the future of the country in prepared, capable hands.

With that in mind, they started Student ACES in order to instill values into the next generation of leaders and role models.

Student ACES is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing character education programs, mentoring, community service and life skills for high school student athletes. The organization is impacting the lives of students who so desperately need it. Student ACES’ focus is to inspire, train and mentor a community of Student ACES who exemplify leadership traits in athletics, community service and education. The inspiration for Student ACES is derived from a deep desire to see every student achieve a foundation of honor, character and integrity that will permanently generate positive outcomes in their schools and for the next generation. Student ACES relies solely on contributions. Students participate in the organization’s programs at no cost to them.

Student ACES’ Solar Bootcamp

This summer, 27 young adults from across S. Florida will trade in a ball cap for a construction hat, as they prepare to work in one of the most sought-after industries today – solar energy. The four-week program focused on not only building solar energy centers, but also on building the leadership and essential life-skills necessary to rise out of poverty and break the generational cycle. Student ACES has partnered with employers like Moss Construction and Florida Power & Light Company, which has embarked on a complete solar revolution. Graduates of the program are guaranteed entry-level positions with solar contracting companies.

For more information on the solar bootcamp, program enrollment or future opportunities, please email

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