The 2020 FriendCHIPS 5k Race

The 2020 FriendCHIPS 5K: Race for Mentoring has not yet been planned.

Stay tuned for more information about event detail and registration.

We hope to see you soon!

When spring is here, it's time to celebrate! 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 4th-8th grade youth at all Essex Westford School District schools.


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!

Become a Mentor

Essex CHIPS is looking for high school and adult volunteers to help supervise our Teen Center.

Gain experience working with youth, have a positive, lasting impact on youth, and have fun!

See Past 5k Races

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2 Lincoln Street, 2nd Fl.

Essex Junction, VT 05452

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(802) 878-6982

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