The Bears School Outreach program kicked-off its 16th season on Tuesday, September 10 when cornerback Zack Bowman and quarterback Josh McCown visited Jordan Community School in Chicago.
On Tuesdays during the football season and through a partnership with Youth Guidance, Chicago Bears players will visit Chicago Public Schools to speak to, motivate, and interact with students who are part of the B.A.M (Becoming a Man) and W.O.W. (Working on Womanhood) programs. In 2013, 22 Bears players are scheduled to visit 21 schools in support of the Bears School Outreach program.
B.A.M. is a school-based counseling, mentoring, violence prevention and educational enrichment program that promotes social, emotional and behavioral competencies in at-risk male youth. The curriculum address six core values: integrity, accountability, self-determination, positive anger expression, visionary goal-setting and respect for women.
W.O.W. is a school-based counseling, mentoring, character development and educational enrichment program that promotes social, emotional and behavioral competencies in at-risk female youth. The curriculum addresses five core values: self-awareness, emotional intelligence, healthy relationships, visionary goal-setting and leadership.
For more information about Youth Guidance and the B.A.M. and W.O.W. programs, please visit youth-guidance.org.
The Bears School Outreach Program is brought to you by the University of Phoenix, the Official Education Partner of the Chicago Bears.