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.


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
7:00-8:30 pm
Local High Schools
March 9 – Metea Valley High School
March 10 – Neuqua Valley High School
March 11 – Naperville North High School
Aurora and Naperville

Resilient University

KidsMatter welcomes Tom Klisiewicz to present “Resilient University”. Teaching today’s youth coping skills to manage stress and reach their full potential. This Educational Series Event explores the impact of stress on today’s youth and how kids who practice relaxation techniques are good at responding to and recovering from stress.

April 13-17
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Local High Schools
April 13 – Waubonsie Valley
April (TBD) – Naperville North
April 16 – Neuqua Valley

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
Frontier Park
3380 Cedar Glade Drive


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