ACES provides after-school programing to middle school students in the Twin Cities who are most at risk of falling further behind and failing out of school.

ACES has tutored and mentored more than 5,500 students in grades four through eight. Our highly trained staff works with students in small groups to improve their proficiency in math and reading. By doing so, we help students succeed in the classroom and, more importantly, in life.


Professional athletes play a key role in our success.

ACES partners with the professional sports teams in Minnesota to mentor and motivate out students. Professional athletes frequently visit ACES classrooms to offer insight on what it takes to succeed. Students attend games throughout the year as an incentive to continue working hard in and out of the classroom.


Help children realize their potential and unlock their dreams.

We need your help. ACES relied upon generous support from people just like you to deliver our programming throughout the Twin Cities.

When you make a tax-deductible gift to ACES, you help provide: 

  • Robust training and curricula for both academic and character development 

  • Platforms to share data and best practices across 11 sites and 41 teachers, tutors, and mentors

  • Transportation for students to travel to service-learning opportunities, museums, college-campuses, and professional sporting events

  • Extended Day learning that changes lives!

“ACES afforded me so many of the opportunities that allowed me to get to where I am today.”

– Armani Black
ACES alumni, now Team Leader


“At Hazel Park we have seen remarkable growth in our MCA scores and I attribute much of that growth to ACES.”

-Delores Henderson
Principal, Hazel Park Preparatory Academy


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Starting in just one school with 13 kids, ACES is now at over 11 different sites across the Twin Cities.

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