All Chester current 6th and 7th graders are invited to join the RISE program. The first Student/Parent Orientation took place on Tuesday, January 13th. A second, make-up Student/Parent Orientation is taking place on Saturday, January 31st at 12:00pm at Chester Charter School for the Arts in Aston. The first event for the RISE students is the RISE Summit, a mandatory event if a student wishes to be considered for the program. The RISE Summit is on Saturday, January 31, from 1:00pm until 8:30pm. If your Chester child is pre-registered for the Summit, he or she needs to be there by 12:45pm so that he can register. Registration forms can be found by clicking here.
While still in California, immediately following Andrew’s fall, his family decided to establish the Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation in order to continue to support two of Andrew’s passions: Henderson Boys Soccer and Henderson Ice Hockey, and more importantly, to greatly further the work he had begun with the underprivileged youth of Chester, PA.
One of Andrew’s short term goals was to humbly affect the life of one of his Henderson High School classmates for Christ before graduating in June of 2011. He shared this goal with his mother, Karen, in January of 2010. She, in turn, shared it with her couples small bible study group, and they prayed for God to honor Andrew’s prayer. It is the hope of this Foundation that Andrew’s goal of affecting ONE would be expanded and enlarged to envelop the whole area of West Chester and Chester, sharing the hope of Chris with an ENTIRE COMMUNITY.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 4:23-24