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 professionals, schools, public safety agencies, faith-based communities and local businesses. Our support and services impact roughly 45,000 youth throughout Will and DuPage counties.
YOUTH SERVICE AWARDS
UPCOMING FREE PUBLIC EVENTS
The Importance of Failure
KidsMatter welcomes Adam Russo to present “The Importance of Failure”. This Educational Series Event gets into great discussion on how to navigate, discipline, and challenge young people to thrive in their adult life.
March 9-13, 2020
Local High Schools
March 9 – Metea Valley High School
March 10 – Neuqua Valley High School
March 11 – Naperville North High School
Aurora and Naperville
KidsMatter welcomes Tom Klisiewicz to present “Resilient University”. Teaching Mindfulness, Mediation and other practical Scientifically supported Resiliency Strategies to reduce Stress, Perform at your Peak and Live Healthier, Happier Lives
September 30, 2020
7:00 – 7:40 pm CST
Please view the recorded discussion at https://youtu.be/7Y1xcPIW6a4?t=375
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 am – 11 pm 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 1, 2020
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
131 W. Jefferson Avenue
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.
June 7, 2020
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
3380 Cedar Glade Drive