Help low-income kids in our area get to college
A representative from Chester County Futures, a local non-profit, will explain how they help low-income Chester County students motivated to earn a high school diploma and post-secondary degree, in order to break out of the familial cycle of poverty and become meaningful contributors to the communities in which they live. You can mentor a student through this program, and make a real difference in your community. What’s a mentor? One-to-One Mentors are caring adult volunteers matched with students of similar backgrounds or interests. These mentors make a two-year commitment to develop a friendship with their mentee student. They help them navigate school and career decisions; they keep them motivated to do well in school.
A One-to-One Mentor needs to:
- Connect with their student once a month in-person o Connect with their student by phone or email once a week
- Plan fun and interesting outings that BOTH of you will enjoy
- Make a two-year commitment to your student
You commit to the student, and Chester County Futures commits to you by:
- Providing training to help you better understand your student
- Facilitating regular Mentor Roundtables so mentors can learn from others' experiences
- Providing on-going support from our staff Community Relations Coordinator
Interested in truly making a difference in a young person's life?
This is the perfect opportunity. Join us on November 11th to learn more about the program, meet their Community Partnerships Manager and hear from a BCRC member who is a long-time mentor.