A physician with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Morris Kharasch serves as chief of emergency medicine for the NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois. In his free time, Dr. Morris Kharasch enjoys following Chicago’s professional sports teams, including the Chicago Bears.
Members of the Chicago Bears took time off the field recently to help launch a new season of Bears School Outreach. Now in its 19th year, Bears School Outreach is a youth development program that teaches positive values to students throughout the Chicago area. The Bears implement the program with the help of their community partner Youth Guidance, a Chicago-based nonprofit that oversees various programs to help at-risk children attain success in school and life.
To kick off the new season of Bears School Outreach, Bears tackle Charles Leno Jr., wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, and defensive back DeAndre Houston-Carson visited local schools and met with students who participate in Youth Guidance’s B.A.M (Becoming a Man) and W.O.W (Working on Womanhood) programs. During their visits, the players discussed some of the challenges they faced growing up and participated in team-building activities focused on core values such as leadership, accountability, and self-determination.
As part of Bears School Outreach, Chicago Bears players will meet with students in Chicago public schools every Tuesday throughout the 2016-17 season. For more information about the program, visit www.chicagobears.com/community.