Learn to be Mentor for High School Teens

  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
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  • 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.