Future City Philadelphia – Mentors and Volunteers Needed

It’s that time of year again.  Hopefully everyone had a great summer.  I can’t believe it’s over!   The school year is off to a great start.  To date 43  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:

Arcola Intermediate School                            Eagleville, PA

Bachman Davision Home School                  Downingtown, PA

Collingswood Middle School                           Collingswood, NJ

Eisenhower Science Technology                   Norristown, PA

G.A. Stetson Middle School                           West Chester, PA

Governor Mifflin Middle School                      Shillingotn, PA

Haverford Middle School                                Havertown, PA

Holy Cross School                                          Springfield, PA

Mary Mother of the Redeemer                       North Wales, PA

Penn Wood Middle School                             Darby, PA

Philadelphia Performing Arts Center              Philadelphia, PA

Pottsgrove Middle School                               Pottstown, PA

Sandy Run Middle School                              Dresher, PA

St Lucy Day School                                        Philadelphia, PA

Stewart Middle School                                    Norristown, PA

Upper Merion Middle School                          King of Prussia, PA

Valley Forge Middle School                            Wayne, PA


Please let me know 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 me an e-mail and I’ll keep you posted as schools register.

Please visit our 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.  We will need judges and general volunteers for the day of the competition.

Any questions please contact me via e-mail or phone.   Please feel free to forward this e-mail to your friends, co-workers, and technical society members.

Karen R. McManuels, PE

Philadelphia Regional Volunteer Coordinator


Manager, Operations

Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc.

485 Devon Park Drive, Suite 113

Wayne, PA 19087

610-688-3980 x132

610-688-4566 fax

610-389-5692 cell

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