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.


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.


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


SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

6:00-11:00 p.m.

White Eagle Golf Club

3400 Club Drive, Naperville

OCTOBER 9, 2019

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Fort Hill Activity Center

20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville

DECEMBER 10, 2019

5:30-8:00 p.m.

Naperville City Hall

400 S Eagle Street, Naperville


The KidsMatter EMPOWER Gala is one of the highlight events of the year for our attendees and business community. Become a Gala sponsor or attend and develop key relationships with KidsMatter business leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs. 


Join us for our annual Fair that welcomes more than 400 area students and connects youth and families to wide variety of volunteer service opportunities from nearly 50 non-profits in the area.


Community leaders nominate youth in the area who demonstrate a passion for providing service to both their community and world. Of the nominees, 25 youth are then honored by the City of Naperville Mayor and Council in an awards ceremony.

JANUARY 4, 2020

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

Fort Hill Activity Center

20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville


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.

JUNE 1, 2020

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

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

131 W Jefferson Avenue, Naperville


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


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. 


Learn how to hold events to give back to KidsMatter with your time and talents.

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