About the 5k
Join us for the Annual FriendCHIPS 5K: Race for Mentoring to support youth mentoring in Essex. FriendCHIPS pairs students with caring adult mentors who meet weekly to build lasting, meaningful relationships. We serve 3rd-12th grade youth in the Essex Westford School District.
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, and 130% more likely to hold leadership positions. Not to mention, 90% are interested in becoming a mentor themselves!
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!
Phone: 802-878-6982 ext.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we will not be holding a 2020 FriendCHIPS 5k Race.
Check back for more information about the 2021 FriendCHIPS 5K Race.
Please contact us with any questions.
2020 FriendCHIPS 5k
Volunteer as a Mentor
FriendCHIPS Mentoring is accepting applications for new mentors.
Gain experience working with young people, have a positive, lasting impact on youth, and have fun!