Sox Player Visits WITS Program
For Immediate Release
April 28, 2010
White Sox Player Carlos Quentin Reads with
Mid-day Mentoring Classroom
Bridgeport Students Meet White Sox Player
WHO: Chicago White Sox outfielder, Carlos Quentin, joins Working in the Schools (WITS) at McClellan Elementary School for an afternoon of reading, playing fun activities, and engaging in conversation. Carlos, and his wife, Jeane, actively participate in promoting children's literacy and education-centered issues. Additionally, they support White Sox volunteers who read with McClellan students each week, providing vital one-on-one attention and tutoring.
WHAT: A lunchtime literacy and mentorship program, Mid-day Mentoring is the signature
offering for our corporate and community partners. Pairing elementary students
with business professionals provides them with necessary support and encouragement while promoting a love of reading and learning. Volunteers make a one year commitment, meeting weekly with their students. The student-mentor pairs meet for forty-five minutes to read aloud, work on fluency and reading comprehension, share stories, and discuss books.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 11:20 AM - 12:05 PM.
WHERE: McClellan Elementary School
3527 South Wallace Street
Chicago, IL 60609
ABOUT WITS: Working in the Schools is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes literacy and the love of reading among Chicago's youth by providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring. Founded in 1991 as a grassroots volunteer program, WITS currently sends more than 1,200 trained volunteers-corporate and government employees, retirees and community volunteers of all ages and backgrounds-into 26 public elementary schools to serve more than 2,200 elementary students in Chicago Public Schools. By following the simple equation - one adult, one student, one book at a time, the organization continues to produce astounding results that address the achievement gap and brighten the future of Chicago's youth. Visit http://www.witschicago.org/ or call 312.422.6205 for more information.