Mentoring Program Success

10,300+ Veterans

have become ACP Alumni* since 2010

2,153 Veteran Protégés

became ACP Alumni in 2016

1,289 Veteran Protégés

obtained meaningful employment during the course of their mentorships in 2016

*An ACP Alumnus is a veteran Protégé who has expressed that his or her mentorship has proven valuable in a variety of professional-development areas.

Protégé Survey Results

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ACP surveys each Protégé paired in a mentorship for six months or more to measure their satisfaction with the program. As of September 2017, ACP has received 8,728 responses to the survey.


Would you recommend the program to a fellow veteran?

Yes 8,518 (98%)
No 35 (<1%)
Unsure 175 (2%)

Was the ACP Mentoring Program valuable to you in one or more of the following areas?

Learning about career opportunities 5,863 (67%)  
Improving my résumé and interview skills 5,826 (67%)  
Building a network of professionals 5,601 (64%)  
Translating my military experience into civilian terms 5,387 (62%)  
Refining civilian career goals and professional ambitions 5,136 (59%)  
Dealing with work/life balance issues 3,478 (40%)  
Searching for job opportunities 3,246 (37%)  
Determining if I should go back to school 2,721 (31%)  
Learning how to advance at my current job 2,258 (26%)  
Learning how to deal with difficult boss or colleague/improving interpersonal relationships 2,110 (24%)  
Learning how to start my own business/build my own business 963 (11%)  
Other 708 (8%)  
No, the program was not valuable 99 (1%)  

Note: Participants may select multiple categories, so percentages do not add up to 100%

Mentor Survey Results

Female Metrics

ACP surveys each Mentor paired in a mentorship for six months or more to measure their satisfaction with the program. In 2016, ACP received responses from 1,770 Mentors.


Are you glad that your company is participating in ACP?

Yes 1,770 (100%)
No 0 (0%)
Unsure 0 (0%)

Would you recommend ACP to a friend or colleague?

Yes 1,758 (>99%)
No 1 (<1%)
Unsure 11 (<1%)

Would you consider being a Mentor again in the ACP program?

Yes 1,722 (97%)
No 10 (<1%)
Unsure 38 (>2%)

A Snapshot of Veteran Applicants


Enlisted servicemembers








Average age


Age 30 or younger


Age 40 or older

Education Level


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Interested in small business/entrepreneurship


Do not identify themselves as white

Since 2010, ACP Protégé Alumni have come from more than 2,430 towns and cities across the U.S.

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