Mentor Training Session
The Wood Family Foundation is very pleased to announce the expansion of our Pitch In program! Pitch In employs high-quality mentoring relationships and exposure to unique experiences, to ensure our students develop the mindsets necessary to transition to high school successfully. As the next phase of mentor onboarding, we will be hosting two free mentor training sessions! You’re invited to join us on August 13th at Plante Moran or August 20th at McGuireWoods as we give you in-depth tools and insights as to what being a mentor entails!
If you’re passionate about serving Chicago’s underserved communities and are looking for a positive, fun way to give back, contact our Program Manager, Alex, for details about how to get started! firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates and Locations
August 13th, 2018 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
10 S. Riverside Plaza, 9th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606
August 20th, 2018 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
77 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 4100
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Pitch In Mentors are/have:
- Engaged – Strong participators and are active in the Pitch In the community.
- Open & Flexible – Willing to share not only their time but stories, wisdom, connections & experience.
- Relationship-Based Mindset – Seeking to build long-term relationships with youth in order to make a lasting impact, understands and supports our long-term model. “In it for the long haul.”
- Some Youth Experience – Comfortable working with middle school age youth of different educational, economic, cultural and racial backgrounds. Some exposure to youth work i.e. volunteering, camps, etc.
- Perseverance – Patient and positive mindset that allows them to persevere and overcome obstacle throughout their mentoring relationship.
7th Grade Mentor
I was really blessed and impressed that Sarah and Kerry were so down to Earth, working in the trenches with volunteers. Ever since then, I try to help out and support WFF whenever I can, and mentoring is one way I can help!
ABOUT THE WOOD FAMILY FOUNDATION
Begun in 2011 by Chicago Cubs pitcher, Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, the Wood Family Foundation (WFF) works to improve the lives of children in Chicago. The WFF acts as an advocate for children in the Chicago community, inspiring others to join them in their mission.
The Pitch In after-school mentoring program is a cohort-based, group mentoring program based in the North Lawndale neighborhood. It is designed to offer unique learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth to students in 4th through 8th grades. By focusing on the core competencies of social-emotional learning, we aim to help our young people thrive in their personal lives, their family lives, and their school lives.