Invest Your Time

Our supporters come in all shapes and sizes, from partnerships with large corporations to volunteers from local parishes and alumni organizations. Our schools and students have many needs, and your support makes a world of difference. Here are some of the many ways you can invest in a child.

Kevin Pitts
Director, Donor Engagement & Corporate Partnerships
312.556.4403  ✶  kpitts@bigshouldersfund.org

Invest in Our Students


Work directly with students by mentoring a group of students once a month during the school day.


Have a direct impact on the success of a student by becoming a tutor. Assist a student at least once a week in a specific subject area. For more information contact Kevin Pitts.

Test Prep

Help prepare students for the High School Placement Test by tutoring them on scheduled Saturday Mornings during our fall Test Prep sessions. Help them with test taking strategies, and guide them through sections of the test such as reading, writing, and mathematics. Curriculum is provided. Contact Kevin Pitts for more information.

Stock Market Program

Guide students through the world of finance and the stock market. Volunteers who know the stock market visit and eighth grade classroom monthly from October to May. Be part of team of two to four volunteer teachers and help students choose stocks for their portfolios and compete against other eighth grade classes. Contact Kevin Pitts for more information

School Boards

Serve on the board of a Big Shoulders Fund school. Individuals serving on boards act on an advisory basis to support the school’s leadership. They help the school improve its long-term viability through budget planning, marketing, fundraising and more, depending on the school’s needs and the board members’ expertise. Contact Kevin Pitts for more information.

Service Days

Join us at one of our Quartly Give Back Days or organize a Corporate Service Day for your team or Employee Resource Group to make a difference at our of our 72 Chicago schools. Please contact Kevin Pitts for more information.