Program Information

Hosted by Oratory Prep and sponsored by The Pediatric Center & A Path To Hope, this exclusive event will help you navigate the social, mental and educational pressures that teens face during high school and beyond. Holly O'Connell, founder of APTH will share her family's experience and following the presentation, there will be a panel of experts for Q&A from the audience. Subject matter expert, Dr. Joel Ingersoll, will provide invaluable insight into the tools necessary to ensure your child has coping skills for a successful educational experience.

The event welcomes parents, and their high school students, to attend. 

This is a conversation everyone needs to have.



Recent Presentions


Chester County Economic Development Council Health Connect

The Impact A Path To Hope has had in it's first full year

Simpson Meadow Retirement Community

Mental Health and how it affects the elderly, how to access available resources

Chester County School Nurse Association Annual Dinner

Guest Speaker, discussed crisis facing our children and adolescents and the story of A Path To Hope and how to access available resources

Mental Health College Prep 101

How to be prepared in sending a child to school with. a known MH issue or if one occurs while away. presented in conjunction with Dr. Leanne Valentine

Lunch and Learn Program

Presentation to local Primary Care Physician Practices about what is available for referrals for mental health services.

3rd annual RINGER RUN 5K THurs 6/19/19



Additional race information can be found at

PLACE 121 Byers Rd
Chester Springs, PA US 19425

The 3rd Annual Ringer Run benefits suicide prevention and mental health awareness.

Lots of changes this year so hold on to your seats!  A 5k summer race on a Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in Chester Springs with a virtual race option???  What????  Same purpose, new venue, more fun.

Join us Thursday, June 13 2019 at 7 pm in Chester Springs for a 5k run/walk on the Byers Station Path.  The run follows a scenic but challenging paved path through a bit of woods, wetlands, a tunnel, (even has a covered bridge!) but mostly in a local neighborhood. 

All proceeds support local mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs as well as the Joseph J. Ringhoffer Memorial Fund, which was created in memory of a local fallen friend, and which supports the Penn State Student Affairs Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).  Click here for more information.  

After the race, we expect to have local business participation (restaurants, bars, etc.) so stay tuned for more details.

What’s a Virtual Run? Can't run with us because you live in California, Greenland or Madagascar - but want to support an important cause? No problem - sign up for the virtual race and run anywhere (your spring break, summer vacation, or around your yard 150 times) before the race finishes. Then email your finish photo with a snapshot of your time/distance to We’ll mail your T-Shirt and medal after the race closes.

Race Address:121 Byers Rd, Chester Springs, PA 19425 (park at the Pickering Valley Elementary School)

More details to be posted, so save the date!


A Path To Hope presents: Mental Health College Prep101 Wednesday, May 1st 7-9 pm WCU Graduate Center

How do I access help away from home?

What types of issues typically occur?

What can I do to prepare my mental health for college?

If I currently see a therapist, what should I do to continue therapy at school?

If I need help, where do I go?

What can I do ahead of time to make the transition easier?

Hosted by : West Chester Community Mental Health Services


  Graduate Center
West Chester University
1160 McDermott Drive
West Chester PA 19380