Pitch In Mentor Testimonials
The 4th graders are an amazing bunch of kids who are eager to learn and have some fun at the same time. Being a mentor has allowed me to grow personally and I’m excited to see my 4th graders grow as they progress to their graduation and off to high school.
Over the past 2 years I have developed extremely special relationships with my mentees. Not only have I formed many new friendships, but I also have began to appreciate what I have as a result of being a mentor. Pitch In has become one of my homes away from home, as I have grown to feel like everyone involved is one big welcoming family.
I am so grateful to have spent my first school year with our amazing 4th grade students. I look forward to continuing to serve as a resource and positive influence in their lives as they move on to apply for high school. The Pitch In program is full of unbelievably bright, energetic and creative kids—paired with caring, fun, hardworking mentors and staff.
I choose to volunteer with Pitch In because it gives me the opportunity to spend some quality time in a neighborhood that I grew up in as a kid. The Westside of Chicago; a very familiar area and the children at Lawndale makes it feel likes home. To spend just a few hours a week with the 4th graders is priceless.
Pitch In has become one of my absolute favorite programs to work with. I loved it so much I recruited more employees from my company to join me! Hanging out with our Yates class after work is such a high point of our week because the kids truly enjoy being there- and it’s easy to understand why. The amount of effort and detail put into every aspect of their program proves how much the Wood Family Foundation truly cares. I’m so grateful for my Pitch In family and look forward to mentoring for years to come!