KidsMatter EVENTS

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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

JANUARY 13-17, 2020

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Local High Schools
Jan 13th – Metea Valley High School
Jan 14th – Neuqua Valley High School
Jan 16th – Naperville North High School

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 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. 

JANUARY 21, 2020

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Educational Series
Real Talk: A Candid Conversation about Vaping & Marijuana

The Compass Church
1551 Hobson Rd. Naperville, IL 60540

REAL TALK: A CANDID CONVERSATIN ABOUT VAPING & MARIJUANA

KidsMatter’s educational series presents a candid conversation about vaping and marijuana. This series is presented by these keynote speakers – Dr. Aaron Weiner (Director of Addiction Services Linden Oaks), Matt Quinn (Community Relations Rosecrance), Adam Russo (CEO Edgewood Clinical Services), and Detective Rich Wistocki (CEO Be Sure Consulting). We are looking forward to opening the conversations about such hot topics with our teenagers.

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.

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