With mentor support, students develop a broader understanding of establishing goals and taking advantage of future opportunities. By working with school faculty and local area partners, we’ve designed dynamic interactive activities, presentations, educational worksheets and projects to engage students to reinforce and sustain learning.
Despite the curveballs that may come their way, everyone should be given a chance in life regardless of resources or geography. The Wood Family Foundation facilitates relationships that provide support and opportunities to empower youth and their families to succeed in life.
Together We Win
Pitch In has given my grandson the confidence to lead others and speak in front of groups of people.
Pitch In Grandmother
Jaylon has made new friends, bonded with his peers and become more independent since joining Pitch In.
Pitch In Mother
I was really blessed and impressed that Kerry and Sarah were both so down to earth, and working in the trenches with all the volunteers.Ever since then, I try to help out and support WFF whenever I can, and mentoring for Pitch In is one way I can help.
Pitch In students were excited to explore UIC's beautiful campus last Wednesday. Throughout the tour we learned fun facts about the University, sat in a real live lecture hall, saw students moving into the dorms, got
This past week Pitch In summer students were extremely busy with our partners! We painted murals on our schools' walls with Connect Force using our student's work from previous sessions in which students created positive
Pitch In students explored interactive exhibits, creatures and the trails at the Nature museum field trip. We had a great day learning about weather patterns, delivering the weather via broadcast, learning about swamps and marshes,
In July Pitch In students were thrilled to visit Old Town's Snap Kitchen! While visiting students were able to try a variety of healthy foods including juices, entrees and deserts while guessing the healthy surprise
When Kerry and Sarah first started the Pitch In mentorship program, they wanted it to be different than most mentor programs. They decided that in order for their program to really be effective, there would