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Eastern States Exposition, Mentoring Matters 5K

August 18

The Mentoring Matters 5K run/walk hosted by the Follow My Steps nonprofit organization aims to raise awareness for the need for mentorship in under-resourced communities. Follow My Steps is a Springfield Massachusetts-based non-profit organization offering Youth Mentoring, Career & Skill Development, and Financial Resources.
This year, we are excited to announce the 3rd annual Mentoring Matters 5K will be held at The Big E

Runners and walkers can register as teams or individuals – and have the option to fundraise as a team.
Tee Shirt included in registration (limited availability)



Young Adults Who Were At-Risk for Falling Off Track but Had a Mentor Are:

  • 55% more likely to enroll in college
  • 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.
  • 78% more likely to volunteer regularly
  • 90% are interested in becoming a mentor

Our organization is headed by strong professional who are dedicated to elevating under-resourced students and their families. We understand that there is a disproportionate representation of minorities in key decision-making positions in all facets of leadership in the current time. We aim to close that gap by providing deserving students with the opportunity for financial, mental, and professional education. By offering mentorships to scholarship recipients, we aim to grow a network of like-minded individuals who will continuously give back to their communities and others alike.


Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
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(413) 737-2443
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