The Bears School Outreach program wrapped up its 17th successful season on Tuesday, December 9, when Kyle Fuller, Charles Leno Jr. and Patrick O'Donnell visited Southside Occupational Academy High School, Marshall High School and Amundsen High School, respectively, in the city of Chicago.
On Tuesdays during the football season and through a partnership with Youth Guidance, Chicago Bears players visited 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.
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.
This season, a total of 17 players visited 21 different schools to speak with students. Bears players who supported Bears School Outreach in 2014 include Eben Britton, Jeremy Cain, Ka'Deem Carey, Kyle Fuller, Khaseem Greene, Lamarr Houston, Alshon Jeffery, Charles Leno, Danny McCray, Zach Miller, Jordan Mills, Ryan Mundy, Patrick O'Donnell, Michael Ola, Matt Slauson, Cornelius Washington and D.J. Williams. The Bears School Outreach Program is brought to you annually by the University of Phoenix, the Official Education Partner of the Chicago Bears.
For more information about Youth Guidance and their innovative Becoming a Man (B.A.M.) and Working on Womanhood (W.O.W.) programs, please visit youth-guidance.org.