MENTOR RECRUITMENT INFO SESSION

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Recruitment Session

The Wood Family Foundation is very pleased to announce the expansion of our Pitch In program! Pitch In employs high-quality mentoring relationships and exposure to unique experiences, to ensure our students develop the mindsets necessary to transition to high school successfully. If you’re passionate about serving Chicago’s underserved community and are looking for a positive, fun way to give back, you’re invited to join us on May 16 in the Merchandise Mart as we give you a taste of what being a mentor entails! 

Date and Location

May 16, 2018 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Merchandise Mart

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1300 | ROOM NE-108

Chicago, Illinois

Pitch In is the best because we get to do so much fun stuff. I’ve learned from my mentors that it’s important to be kind!

Malachi

People should know and support Pitch In because it’s made a huge difference to me and my friends.

Tariah

CRITERIA GUIDE

Pitch In Mentors are/have:

  • Engaged – Strong participators and are active in the Pitch In the community.
  • Open & Flexible – Willing to share not only their time but stories, wisdom, connections & experience.
  • Relationship-Based Mindset – Seeking to build long-term relationships with youth in order to make a lasting impact, understands and supports our long-term model. “In it for the long haul.”
  • Some Youth Experience – Comfortable working with middle school age youth of different educational, economic, cultural and racial backgrounds. Some exposure to youth work i.e. volunteering, camps, etc.
  • Perseverance – Patient and positive mindset that allows them to persevere and overcome obstacle throughout their mentoring relationship.

Become our next “Mentor of the year!”

April Griffith

7th Grade Mentor

I was really blessed and impressed that Sarah and Kerry were so down to Earth, working in the trenches with volunteers. Ever since then, I try to help out and support WFF whenever I can, and mentoring is one way I can help!

 

ABOUT THE WOOD FAMILY FOUNDATION

Begun in 2011 by Chicago Cubs pitcher, Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, the Wood Family Foundation (WFF) works to improve the lives of children in Chicago. The WFF acts as an advocate for children in the Chicago community, inspiring others to join them in their mission.

The Pitch In after-school mentoring program is a cohort-based, group mentoring program based in the North Lawndale neighborhood. It is designed to offer unique learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth to students in 4th through 8th grades. By focusing on the core competencies of social-emotional learning, we aim to help our young people thrive in their personal lives, their family lives, and their school lives.

 

OUR MISSION

Pitch In employs high-quality mentoring relationships and exposure to unique experiences, to ensure our students develop the mindsets necessary to transition to high school successfully. Pitch In also strives to make a sizable impact on the communities we serve.