Henderson High School has established a mentoring program, called Warrior Guides with the support and encouragement of the Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation. The club is currently in its sixth year and this year 86 Henderson students are matched up with 86 Chester 5th and 6th graders. The Officers of the club are: Kyle Hicks, Ryan Howe, Ashlee Somers, Jake Drap and Willow Dysard. The goal of the Warrior Guides program is to provide an opportunity to individual Henderson High School students to be a significant influence on the life of a Chester 5th or 6th grader who may need supplemental support, friendship or encouragement. Membership in the club comes with distinct responsibilities. Each high school student will be expected to participate in at least 6, but hopefully all 8, organized, community events with their Chester mentee and the Chester students have the same expectation.
The Chester fifth and sixth graders can attend Widener Partnership Charter School, Chester Community Charter School, Chester Charter School for the Arts, Drexel Neumann Academy, Main Street Elementary, Toby Farms, Chester Upland School of Arts, or any other Chester school.
In addition to the 8 available events, each high school student will be expected to initiate 5 “personal touches” which are private communications with their mentee (such as mailing a birthday card or calling their friend to check on their academic progress). Most mentors don’t miss an event and many continue their relationship through a second year.
Any mentor turning 18 years old prior to 6/1/17 will be required to have a Criminal Background Check done as well as a Child Abuse Clearance and their name will be run against the Megan’s Law National Sexual Offenders Registry.
CLICK HERE see the Henderson GUIDE Application and Waiver Form, including the club’s Description, Mission, Aims, Expectations and Rules.
CLICK HERE to see the Chester 5th & 6th grade Brave Application and Waiver Form, including the club’s Description, Mission, Aims, Expectations and Rules.