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Our Mentors and Partners

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.



Our Mission

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.

Mentor April Griffith
Storybook Gala 2017

The Latest Pitch In News!

Meet Pitch In MVP Tricia

July 25th, 2016|

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

A Day In Paris

July 18th, 2016|

Last Friday Pitch In enjoyed our first field trip to Sofitel Hotel downtown for a themed "Day in Paris." The hotel did an exceptional job planning engaging activities for students including post card creations, macaroon

Pitch In Summer Program!

July 8th, 2016|

Pitch In summer programming is in full swing! Entering week 3 we have enjoyed many new camp games, crafts and peace circles. We also started working with a new partner, Connect Force every Tuesday to learn break dancing

Meet WFF Intern – Alex Boustany

June 27th, 2016|

As a rising junior at The Ohio State University, it was easy to consider local Chicagoan Alex Boustany (also known as Alex #2) for our summer 2016 internship position. With numerous leadership accolades already under

Pitch In Parties!

June 24th, 2016|

The last two weeks marked the end of our 1st year with our 4th graders, and the end of year 2 with Pitch In 5th graders! We had a great time celebrating with

Healthy You!

June 3rd, 2016|

Pitch In explored topics on how to be our most healthy self this month and we had experts share their knowledge with us too! Learning about new produce, the nutrients they give us and the

Comparing & Contrasting

June 3rd, 2016|

This month Pitch In students explored entities that are different but the same, what is the difference between two mentors? Gender, age, origin, hobbies, etc. Projects revolved around objects that appear to be the same

Activities in April

June 3rd, 2016|

This April Pitch In students explored a variety of topics in 4th and 5th grade sessions. Pitch In 5th graders focused on rebooting their attitudes as we learned new techniques to resolve conflicts and how to

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All kids deserve a shot at a successful future, if we all Pitch In, they’ll get there!