The Student ACES Center
To support the work of Student ACES, Bank of America donated their bank building for complete renovation in turning it into the Student ACES Center or The SAC. Through the efforts of staff, community leaders and mentors, The SAC provides leadership, academic and athletic support for High School ACE students in the Glades area. The SAC provides learning pathways, many of which were suggested by the students themselves, to build concrete knowledge on the hot topics that students will face within their current life and future experiences.
The Mission of the SAC
The SAC’s mission is to inspire and develop middle and high school students, in the Glades Region, to become men and women of honor, character through wrap-around student services at The SAC. Student ACES (ACE) provides key programming encompassing our seven guiding principles, which are: character, academic advising, career readiness, college prep, health and wellness, mental health, and personal portfolio. We are devoted to the growth and development of middle and high school students through a research informed process using the poverty to prosperity model to positively impact this community of high needs. The SAC is open after school daily from 2pm-7pm. The SAC is located at 915 S. Main St. Belle Glade and serves students from zip codes (33430, 33493, 33476). We are devoted to the growth and development of high school students through a research informed process using the poverty to prosperity model to positively impact this community of high needs.
A Safe, Stable and Nurturing Environment
The SAC consists of a community of learners, building a foundation to support and promote the personal, educational and professional development of every ACE student, honoring their individual and collective talents and strengths. The SAC is open after school daily and is a place where high school students work to become outstanding, contributing members of their teams, schools, neighborhoods and communities.
Belle Glade Youth Empowerment Center
The Student ACES Center is the new home of the Belle Glade Youth Empowerment Center. The Youth Empowerment Center provides activities and services to at risk youth in Belle Glade. The YEC focuses on empowering youth, promoting education, promoting health, promoting leadership and community involvement.