Mentoring

A staple in the programing of the Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation is mentoring. We offer two separate programs, Launch and Warrior Guides that provides one-on-one mentorship for children ranging in age from elementary all the way up to high school. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor through our programs, learn more below.


Become a Launch Mentor

Our Launch program seeks to empower Chester 10th, 11th, and 12th graders for acceptance into college or career training, successful completion, and future employment. Each student will be paired with a professional-adult mentor, to encourage them throughout their three year path to higher education.

Time Commitment
  • Join mentee in Chester, PA for 3 hour workshop on one Sunday afternoon each month (September – May)
  • Full day diversity training and program orientation with mentee, provided in August
  • 1 year of service minimum
Qualifications
  • Eager to positively affect the life of an underserved high school student through encouragement, collaboration, and high expectations.
  • Able to commit to at least 1 year of support, making it a priority to attend EVERY monthly workshop.
  • Experience with underserved youth preferred, but not required.
  • Able to engage a young person in both class and social environments.
  • Able to persist through typical mentoring challenges (communication struggles, engaging a shy mentee, motivating to attend weekly tutoring, etc.)
  • 25 yrs and older
  • Live within 30 miles of Chester, PA
  • Licensed or Degreed Professional
  • Clean Criminal History

If you are interested in becoming a Launch Mentor, and helping a student with great potential and ambition to achieve a brighter future, please contact Leslie Kelso at Leslie@ALHjr.org.


Become a Warrior Guide Mentor

Our Warrior Guide mentoring program matches West Chester area high school student mentors with Chester student mentees in grades 4-6. Registration for this school-year program is August- October.

Time Commitment
  • Join mentee for monthly social activities October through April. The location varies each month between Chester and West Chester area venues. Each event is 3-5 hours depending on transportation distance.
  • Full day diversity training and program orientation in late September/early October
  • 1 year of service minimum
Qualifications
  • Eager to positively affect the life of an underserved child through encouragement, collaboration, and high expectations.
  • Able to commit to at least 1 year of support, making it a priority to attend EVERY monthly event.
  • Experience with underserved youth preferred, but not required.
  • Able to engage a child to participate and build a mentoring relationship in a social environment.
  • Able to persist through typical mentoring challenges (communication struggles, engaging shy mentee, etc.)
  • 9th-11th grade students
  • Attend high school in West Chester area.

If you are interested in becoming a Warrior Guide mentor and provide support to a young Chester student through out the school year, please contact Melissa Cadet at Melissa@ALHjr.org to learn more.

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