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Our Belief + Mission

Despite the curveballs that life circumstances may throw, everyone deserves a chance to reach their full potential.
The Wood Family Foundation facilitates collaborative relationships between school partners and families that provide
support and opportunities to empower students to succeed in middle school, high school, and beyond.

The Wood Family Foundation’s premiere program, Pitch In, is an after-school model that employs high-quality
mentoring relationships and exposure to unique experiences to ensure that our 4
th-8th grade students develop the
academic and social-emotional skills and mindsets necessary to transition to high school successfully.

Beyond the after-school component of our model, Pitch In deeply engages with our partner schools to
improve the culture of the middle grades (4
th-8th grade), adding school-day capacity that aligns to principals’
visions for their school communities, providing access to an abundance of resources, and focusing not only on
our students, but also on their families.

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.

April Griffith, Mentor

The Latest Pitch In News!

Getting excited about college at LCA

March 30th, 2018|

  On Friday, March 16th, Pitch In and LCA hosted the Dream Bigger and Reach Higher college and career themed lock in! The event engaged students through vision boards, team building, financial literacy and mindfulness.

Leafy fun!

March 30th, 2018|

  Living in the city has its perks, but sometimes a little break from the city lights does the body good. This is why our Pitch In team winner prize was a trip to the

Face to Face with Pitch In parents!

March 14th, 2018|

On Wednesday, March 7th, Pitch In hosted a Pitch In parent breakfast!   Over steaming plates of eggs, hash-browns, bacon, and cups of coffee we came together to talk about Pitch In's goals, routines and vision

Celebrating Black History Month!

February 26th, 2018|

It's February,  the month for celebrating the love you have for others and yourself, so it only makes sense that the month of love is also black history month!  During the last few weeks students

LCA takes on Washington D.C!

February 8th, 2018|

Pitch In is very excited to feature Lawndale Community Academy's school counselor, Ms. Kirsten Perry, was honored with the National Counselor of the Year award. Awesome, right!? Well the awesomeness didn't stop there; to follow

Cooking with The Kids Table!

January 27th, 2018|

    The first month of the new year was all about living a healthy lifestyle for our 4th graders. They learned about all the food groups and the effects of healthy and unhealthy food.

Celebrating our mentors!

January 17th, 2018|

On Wednesday Jan. 10th, Pitch In hosted a New Year's event to celebrate our amazing mentors. The dedication and love they put into Pitch In and its students is something to marvel at, and so

Pitch In Ended 2017 with a BANG!

January 4th, 2018|

This December Pitch In students took a walk in someone else's shoes with our Pay It Forward theme that carried through all four grades. The holiday season is a very fortunate time for many families,

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