Spring is here, and it's time to celebrate! Join us for the 5th Annual 5K Race for Mentoring to support youth mentoring in Essex. FriendCHIPS pairs students with caring adult mentors who meet weekly to build meaningful, lasting relationships. This is an exciting time for FriendCHIPS Youth Mentoring! Starting in the fall we will be expanding our mentoring program to serve youth at all the Essex Westford School District schools in grades 4th through 8th. Now more than ever we need your support!
The impact of youth mentoring is profound – according to Mentor, the National Partnership for Mentoring, young adults who were at-risk for falling off track but had a mentor are: 55% more likely to enroll in college, 78% more likely to volunteer regularly, 90% are interested in becoming a mentor, and 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.
Come walk, run, or roll! All proceeds will benefit FriendCHIPS Youth Mentoring to support and expand the program. There will be food and prizes for all!