VOLUNTEER

Help support KidsMatter with your time and talents.

OUR MISSION

SERVING KIDS AND FAMILIES SINCE 2001

Building resilient kids who say “No” to destructive choices and “Yes” to their endless possibilities.

OUR HISTORY

Edward Hospital created KidsMatter (formerly known as the Naperville Youth Development Coalition) as a community-wide prevention health strategy to combat teenage destructive behaviors and was granted our 501(c)(3) status in 2001.

Recognizing a problem-centered approach which relies heavily on professionals and public-sector resources rarely works by itself, Edward and a team of Naperville community leaders looked for a complementary approach which focuses on the healthy development of all young people, regardless of race/ethnicity/economic background, and requires action by all residents of the community.

OUR LIVELIHOOD

Search Institute’s research-proven 40 Developmental Asset Framework was selected as the infrastructure to help KidsMatter ensure the core building blocks of healthy development were in place for our youth.

This research clearly communicates: the more assets young people have, the less likely they are to engage in many high-risk behaviors such as problem alcohol use, violence/bullying, illicit drug use, and sexual activity and the more likely they are to exhibit positive attitudes and behaviors such as leadership, good health, valuing diversity, success in school and ultimately success in life!

VOLUNTEER FOR OUR PROGRAMS

Register to volunteer using the form at the bottom of this website page.

ONLINE TUTORING

POWERMINDS

DEVELOPING CYBER LEADERS

DIGITAL LEADER SUMMIT

PROGRAMS & CURRICULUM

STATE OF THE KIDS

“KidsMatter’s programs and events have been a part of my life since 2001. It’s incredible to watch the impact that KidsMatter has had on teens in the community. ”

Dawn Dau, Super Volunteer

VOLUNTEER FOR OUR 2019-2020 EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 2019

Saturday the 14th

OCTOBER 2019

Wednesday the 9th

DECEMBER 2019

Tuesday the 10th

EMPOWER GALA

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. 

VOLUNTEER FAIR

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.

Volunteer via our form at the bottom of this website page.

YOUTH SERVICE AWARDS

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.

Volunteer via our form at the bottom of this website page.

JANUARY 2020

Saturday the 4th

JOB FAIR

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.

 Volunteer via our form at the bottom of this website page.

JUNE 2020

Monday the 1st

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.

Volunteer via our form at the bottom of this website page.

JUNE 2020

Wednesday the 7th

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.

Volunteer via our form at the bottom of this website page. 

Become a  VOLUNTEER

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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. Americares Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 36-4448507. BRIDGE (Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities) number is 5570260059.

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