KidsMatter EVENTS

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Interested in hosting a KidsMatter event? Contact our events team to learn how.

Empowering kids to realize their purpose, know their value and find their pathway

KidsMatter works collaboratively with organizations and resources throughout the community, including mental health professioanls, schools, public safety agencies, faith-based communities and local businesses. Our support and services impact roughly 45,000 youth throughout Will and DuPage counties.
As a prevention-based organization that focuses on the overall social, emotional and academic well-being of kids, KidsMatter provides programs and events focused on empowering youth and families with the tools to effectively manage the negative stressors of everyday life.

YOUTH SERVICE AWARDS

In Naperville, 25 youth are awarded a Youth Service Award by KidsMatter and are then honored by the City of Naperville Mayor and Council in an awards ceremony on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

#DIGITALLEADERS

Nearly 400 students from 47 schools participate in a two-day event that empowers students to become #UPstanders and not bystranders.

UPCOMING FREE PUBLIC EVENTS

OCTOBER 24, 2019

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Neuqua Valley H.S.

2360 95th Street, Naperville

 

SCREENAGERS

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and six-second attention span? If so, join KidsMatter for a movie screening and program, Screenagers: How Much Screen Time is Healthy? is a documentary about growing up in the digital age.

NOVEMBER 13, 2019

6:30 pm. - 8:00 p.m.

Naperville City Hall

400 S Eagle Street, Naperville

CYBER SAFETY 101

Cyber parenting 101 is a ground-breaking and empowering event designed to educate elementary-aged children and parents who are raising children surrounded by technology.

JANUARY 4, 2020

10:00 am. - 1:00 p.m.

Fort Hill Activity Center

20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville

JOB FAIR

Join us for our annual Job Fair that welcomes nearly 600 area students to explore job and career opportunities from 50+ area companies and organizations hiring in our area.

JANUARY 13-17, 2020

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Local High Schools

Aurora and Naperville

ANGST

Angst is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.

JUNE 1, 2020

11:00 am. - 11:00 p.m.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

131 W Jefferson Avenue, Naperville

SCHOOL'S OUT DAY

Our annual celebration of the end-of-school and the start of summer begins at Lou Malnati's in downtown Naperville. From 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. supporters are encouraged to dine-in, carryout, or cater a lunch or dinner for co-workers, with a portion of proceeds benefitting KidsMatter. Dine-in guests will enjoy an array of musical acts from local area schools.

JUNE 7, 2020

10:00 am. - 4:00 p.m.

Frontier Park

3380 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville

KICKOFF TO SUMMER

The 14th annual Frontier Kite Fly Festival and Kickoff to Summer is a free event with fun for all ages! View gigantic kites flown by kite enthusiasts, practice flying your own kite, or jump around at the bouncy houses. Pack a picnic lunch or purchase food from a variety of food trucks on site. 

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