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Our Mission

The mission of the Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation is to share the love of Christ by connecting two culturally diverse communities, empowering their youth through mentorship and leadership, and building dynamic futures.

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We need toys for over 500 Chester children ranging in ages 5-12. Please consider participating in our Toy Drive by

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We need lots of volunteers to prepare for this year’s Toy Store Event, which will be held on Saturday, December

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Come one, come all! We will be hosting our 12th annual Toy Store on December 18th! Our Toy Store will


Open Events

Our Open Events are available to any Chester child who is the appropriate age for that event and any West Chester area high school student who would like to volunteer. These events are meant to expose both sets of students to the Foundation and to give them a chance to decide if they would like to become more involved. No further commitment is required besides just attending that one event. 

Warrior Guides

This program represents the next level of commitment matching up 100 Chester 4th, 5th, and 6th graders with 100 Henderson High School students for a full year of mentoring/friendship. The events are scheduled once per month throughout the school year and the children are committed to attending the events together. This program is strictly designed for fellowship and to provide a safe and consistent friendship between the Chester elementary school student (the “Brave”) and the Henderson High School student (the “Guide”) developing trust and understanding between the racially and economically diverse group of students.


As Warrior Guide mentees finish 6th grade, they are invited to try-out for RISE, which is specifically designed for the teens in Chester. This leadership development program has a curriculum geared for Chester 7th and 8th graders. RISE is designed to build vital skills that will help the participants become high-achieving individuals, positive influencers in their peer groups, and righteous leaders in their schools and neighborhoods as they model personal Responsibility, Integrity & Excellence and also demonstrate leadership through acts of Service in their community.


Launch aims to prepare Chester 9th -12th graders for college or career. This program provides 5 critical components for College and Career Preparation: (1) weekly SAT Tutoring through our partnership with Upward Bound, or supplemental program, (2) monthly College and Career Preparation Workshops, (3) monthly Guest Speakers on various career options, (4) a dedicated Mentor assigned to support each student, and their parents, throughout the process and (5) each student has an Individualized Strategic Plan to set goals, plan, self-monitor and conference with their support team along their journey toward post-secondary success.

Meet Andrew

Andrew died at the young age of 17. Life was full and fun for him; he had just found his stride.

He was birthed into his new life in Heaven having fully lived each day that His Father ordained for him on this earth. Andrew loved Jesus and enjoyed studying His Word. He was familiar with the Bible’s description of Heaven “and now knows fully what before he only knew in part.” In the spring, before he died, he expressed to his mom that if he was asked to deny his Lord to save his life, or if by confessing his Lord he would have to lose his life, he would choose to die for Christ. Andrew did not die a martyr but that conversation assures his family he is in Heaven with His Savior.

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Meet The Team

Let us introduce ourselves. Meet our board of directors and staff members who make the Foundation programming possible. And feel free to reach out to any of our team with any questions!

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