FriendCHIPS 5K

Call us: 802-878-6982

Contact us by email


Justin Hoy and Sarah Brunkhorst

FriendCHIPS Co-Directors

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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.

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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!



5k Races::

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