Future City

4The school year is off to a great start for the Future City Competition. To date, 40 schools have signed up and have started designing their cities of the future.

Our greatest need at this stage of the competition is for mentors. Each school is assigned a mentor to work with the students and share their real world experiences to help them develop their future city. Just 1 or 2 hours a week can make a big difference in how students approach their project and how they start to address it. The following is a the current list of schools that need mentors:

♠ G.A. Stetson Middle School West Chester, PA
♠ Great Valley Middle School Malvern, PA
♠ Holy Family Regional Catholic School Levittown, PA
♠ Independence Charter School Philadelphia, PA
♠ JR Fugett Middle School West Chester, PA
♠ Sacred Heart Havertown, PA
♠ Southern Middle School Sinking Springs, PA
♠ St Albert the Great Huntington Valley, PA
♠ St Mary Schwenksville, PA
♠ Texas Avenue School Atlantic City, NJ

Please contact Karen R. McManuels, P.E. (volunteer2015@futurecityphilly.org) if you are interested in working with any of the schools listed above.

If you’d like to be a mentor but don’t see a school in your area, send an e-mail and as schools are still registering for the competition.

Other volunteer opportunities as also available. Please visit the website at www.futurecityphilly.org and “Click here to sign up as a Volunteer” on the top left of the page. There you can register to be a mentor, judge, or general volunteer.

Judges and general volunteers are needed for the day of the competition, which is scheduled for January 21, 2017. It will be held again at Archbishop Carroll High School.