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Celebrating their platinum 20th Anniversary this year, KidsMatter continues to march on with that same Mission they started with all those years ago: To build resilient kids who say “no” to destructive choices and “yes” to endless possibilities. Recognized as Naperville’s proactive, youth-oriented human service organization, KidsMatter is working to help young people build developmental assets including positive values, healthy relationships, and self-esteem.

Please join them Friday, September 17th for their Platinum 20th Anniversary EMPOWER Gala as they celebrate 20 amazing years of KidsMatter! They are excited to welcome back their Founder and past Executive Director, Dr. Mary Ann Bobosky, as well as past Executive Directors IdaLynn Wenhold, and Kamala Martinez to share in the celebration! Also joining the celebration that evening is Chicago Bears Super Bowl Champion Jim McMahon! Don’t miss your chance to win a Scottsdale golf outing with Jim with the purchase of a platinum ticket.

The In-Person Gala kicks off at 6 pm at the Marriott in Naperville. This year’s fun-filled evening will continue with the theme of “The Game of Life.”  This game is tied to their vision of building resilient kids who say “No” to destructive choices and “Yes” to endless possibilities.  Stop at silent auction tables, try winning the platinum ticket, and participate in the live auction and paddle raise where all funds go to support their youth mental health programs.

All proceeds from their EMPOWER Gala will go to support the vision of KidsMatter to EMPOWER kids to realize their potential, know their value, find their pathway, and fund the important initiatives of KidsMatter and the 45,000 kids they support.

All ticket types are available now.  To learn more and purchase tickets, visit their gala page.

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Sherilyn Hebel, Director of Programs

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