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 4th-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 (4th-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.
This week Pitch In students rocked in earning many Pitch In tickets and high fives from both mentors and staff! Our 4th graders are continuing to read for book club learning more about their individual
Last week Pitch In enjoyed three family dinners, student presentations, several special guests and more! The Pitch In Breakdown: 6th Graders learned about restorative justice this month, the three pillars and how to use
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This month our Pitch In 6th graders are learning about the pillars of restorative justice and solving conflict through discussion. Through videos, special guests breaking down the golden role through an African history lense and