Honor, Character & Integrity

Student ACES (ACE) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring every student to achieve a foundation of honor, character and integrity that will leave a positive and permanent impression on their teams, schools and communities. By believing in their ability to be great, we create an environment that builds off their strengths as students, athletes, and community members. They aspire to be leaders; we provide the building blocks to get them there. Student ACES is dedicated to meeting students where they are in life, acknowledging the barriers and challenges they face while believing in their innate ability to overcome those challenges and achieve success. Student ACES was founded in 2013 with 32 students and to date has served over 27,500 high school student athletes through our programs.

The passion to develop the leaders of tomorrow

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.