What makes ACE different is the shared responsibilities between students and coaches. Unlike the “pull-up” strategy that keeps the student dependent on the strength of the other person, ACE enables students to take responsibility for their development while learning how to navigate through both academic and personal challenges. Through our unique inquiry methodology of coaching, students learn how to self-manage, self-direct, self-correct and self-advocate. This process allows students to own their accomplishments, become resilient, and to be able to say – “I did it.” We guide and coach, they do the work.