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A Letter From Our Founders

Student ACES (ACE) was founded to create a pathway for young men and women to achieve the highest standards of leadership. The inspiration for Student ACES is derived from our deepest desire to see every student achieve a foundation of leadership that will generate positive outcomes and tremendous success in their lives.

“Throughout my professional career I have been inspired by young men and women who dedicate themselves to be the best at what they do. Whether it is sports, academics, or serving in their respective communities; they sacrifice much to excel. This commitment and dedication inspires and motivates me to, not only start Student ACES, but to lay a foundation for future generations. My commitment is to bring leadership principles to many students and provide them basic building blocks to succeed. As a business professional for over 30 years, a high school and college athlete, and blessed with a marriage of 35 years, I have experienced and witnessed tremendous leadership challenges. My most memorable and rewarding experiences, however, were always attained when teaching, and or, coaching my three daughters and many of their teammates and classmates.” – Buck Martinez

“Giving strong-minded students confidence and leadership skills while introducing them to today’s top leaders puts the future of our country in prepared, capable hands. It is important to me to have good leaders for my young girls to look up to” – Krissy Webb

As we mentor and coach these students, we believe they will develop a community of ACE Scholars. The goal of Student ACES and our personal commitment is to help student athletes optimize their leadership potential and experience a high level of drive and inspiration.

Student ACES is thankful for all of the support that our sponsors and donors have provided. In three years we have taken the organization from a pilot program comprised of thirty two students to an organization that has trained over 2,200 students. Our objective for the 

2017-2018 ACE year is to train over 5,000 students while expanding to Jupiter, Belle Glade, Broward and Miami-Dade County. In addition to the aggressive state growth, we will be offering ACE programs in Ohio and Virginia. 

Krissy and I are thankful and honored to have the opportunity to work with such an outstanding group of students and look forward to continued success.

Thank you,

Buck Martinez and Krissy Webb

Miami Student ACES Program Sponsored By FPL