A Leadership Community Program

High School students are invited to apply for City of Naperville boards and commissions.


KidsMatter is excited to be working with the City of Naperville to bring the Leadership Academy to our youth stepping onto Naperville City Boards/Commissions.

The Leadership Academy provides an overall understanding of Global Civic Responsibility and a Leadership Model that applies in many domains of life. It creates opportunities to learn about personal style, traits and character that impact self-leadership.

It also provides students the opportunity to learn about skills in leading others, team development, conflict management, coaching/feedback, understanding motivation of others. As well as, examining the leadership behaviors require to leading an organization such as understanding finance, strategy, mission, market reputation and dynamics.

Students will also learn how to run a mock Board meeting – familiarize students with pre-work, Board agendas and meeting protocols and committee work. Students upon completion will acquire skills of learning how to lead oneself, leading others and ultimately learning how to lead an organization.

KidsMatter Foundation, Inc. is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. KidsMatter Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 36-4448507. BRIDGE (Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities) number is 5570260059.

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