Kate Wolfson, a third-year student in the University of Baltimore School of Law, is among three recipients of the Baltimore Ravens 2011 Community Quarterback Awards. Wolfson was publicly recognized at the Nov. 20 Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium for her ongoing volunteer work with Baltimore SquashWise, a youth development program that combines squash coaching, academic tutoring, nutrition education, community service and team-building activities for local youth. Wolfson serves as a tutor for middle-school and high-school students in the program, as well as a chaperone for weekend squash matches on the road and promotional activities for the organization. She also mentors young women involved in SquashWise.
For her volunteer efforts, the Ravens honored Wolfson with a $2,500 grant for the organization, as well as a trophy and tickets to the game. All three Community Quarterback honorees were recognized on the field for their “leadership, dedication and commitment to bettering their local communities,” according to a news release by the Ravens.
"I've always enjoyed working with children," Wolfson said. "Volunteering with Baltimore SquashWise students not only allows me to help them with academics, I am able to mentor and build long-lasting relationships with the students. I hope to be there to see the first group graduate from high school in a few years."
In addition to her work for SquashWise, Wolfson also volunteers for the Homeless Persons Representation Project, the Lawyers' Campaign Against Hunger and the Maryland Food Bank. For the latter two groups, she is leading UB’s continuing holiday food drive, known as You Can Help. The University-wide effort plans to generate 10,000 food and personal-care items for the Maryland Food Bank by mid-December.