• Bears School Outreach
  • Tales to Tackle
  • Symetra Heroes in the Classroom ®
    • Bears School Outreach
      On Tuesdays during the football season and through a partnership with Youth Guidance, Chicago Bears players visit Chicago Public Schools to speak with students who are part of the Becoming a Man (B.A.M.) and Working on Womanhood (W.O.W.) programs. The B.A.M. program focuses on six core values, including Integrity, Accountability, Self-Determination, Positive Anger Expression, Visionary Goal Setting, and Respect for Womanhood. W.O.W. focuses on five core values, including Self-Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Healthy Relationships, Visionary Goal Setting, and Leadership. The Bears School Outreach Program concluded its 20th season in 2017.
    • Tales to Tackle

      The Chicago Bears offer our “Tales to Tackle” reading program to schools across Illinois. The program is geared toward students in grades K-8 and includes an interactive poster for the classroom for students to track their reading. The goal is for students to read as many teacher approved books each month. If your classroom is interested in participating during the 2017-2018 school year, please contact the Community Relations Department at (847) 739-5308 to sign up, receive your poster and more instructions.

    • Symetra Heroes in the Classroom ®

      Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond? Do you want to recognize him or her for their hard work and dedication? Nominate them to be a Symetra Hero in the Classroom®! During the 2017 Bears season, 16 exceptional K-12 teachers will be honored. As part of the award, the Heroes will win two tickets to a Bears home game, be recognized at Soldier Field and receive a $2,000 donation for their classroom. Hero selection is based on a teacher's ability to balance the core curriculum with students' individual needs; build trust among students, parents and the community; and invest in their students' long-term success. Nominate your favorite teacher today at Symetra Heroes in the Classroom ® is presented locally by Arthur J. Gallagher.

      Congratulations to the 2017 Symetra Hero in the Classroom® honorees:

      • 1. Daoruang Promlee-Benz; Oglesby Elementary
      • 2. Fitzgerald Crame; Edison Regional Gifted Center
      • 3. Katie Bremner; Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School
      • 4. Trey Thompson; Academy for Global Citizenship
      • 5. Pa'al Joshi; Glenbrook Off-Campus School
      • 6. Jim Stankevitz; Wheaton Warrenville South High School
      • 7. Krista Carlile; Manteno Middle School
      • 8. Tony Martin; Kishwaukee Education Consortium
      • 9. Bridget Hellstrom; Washington Elementary School
      • 10. Cyndi Bringer; Westfield Middle School
      • 11. Heather Roan; Peace and Education Coalition High School
      • 12. Jill Henning; Hough Street Elementary School
      • 13. Heather Iles; Lyon Elementary School
      • 14. Ryan Talaga; Hickory Creek Middle School
      • 15. Brandon Guernsey; Bernard J. Ward Elementary School
      • 16. Christine Forster; Raymond Ellis Elementary School