Your Digital Footprint Matters Video Contest
Jun 1 2017 @ 2:00 pm – Jan 17 2018 @ 5:00 pm


In an effort to increase awareness of responsible citizenship, KidsMatter has partnered together with School Districts 203 & 204, and the Naperville Police Department, to offer students the opportunity to participate in anti-cyber bullying/ responsible digital citizenship video contest.

The Your Digital Footprint Matters Video Contest is designed to give students in Naperville School District 203 & Indian Prairie 204 the opportunity to submit student-created videos individually, or as a group, to help promote cyber-safety and combat electronic bullying.

Upload the video to your Google Drive and share it with:

allan_davenport@ipsd.org – District 204

jhlavacek@naperville203.org – District 203

*Include your name, grade, school and contact info (email & phone)
You must complete the online
video submission form to be considered.

The submission deadline is January 17, 2018.

Winning Student Directors will receive:

1st Place Elementary School —$200.00
1st Place Jr. High/Middle School —$200.00
1st Place High School —$200.00

Additionally, the first place winner will receive a $500 grant for his/her school’s technology department.

All winners will receive the cash award along with trophies and pictures with the Mayor at the Hollywood Premiere Red Carpet Event at the Community Christian Church on February 12, 2018.

Click here for more information and to view the contest rules.  Click here to complete the mandatory Video Submission Form. Click here to view examples of previous winning submissions.

The Cop & The Convict @ Naperville Municipal Center
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Cop & The Convict @ Naperville Municipal Center | Naperville | Illinois | United States

The Cop and The Convict
A powerful presentation for parents and their teens. 

An unforgettable, thought-provoking presentation that provides teens and their parents insight and education exposing the accidental road to addiction. From junior high school to college students, “The Cop and The Convict” boldly outlines challenges teens face every day. The drug abuse epidemic has continued to grow nationwide in ways we’ve never seen before. The potency of these drugs, and their availability in our communities and schools is staggering. We owe it to our children, and ourselves to learn the telling signs and proactive strategies to protect our families and communities from falling victim.

Rich Wistocki and Tim Ryan truly care about their audience and will not leave until every question is answered. These presenters have the proven knowledge and resources to beat addiction and find recovery options for family or loved ones in need, with or without health insurance. “We will stay at your event until the last person leaves … To Be Aware, is To Be Alive!”

The Myth of Normal – A Day with Shimi Kang, M.D. @ College of DuPage McAninch Center
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Understanding Anxiety, Depression & Addiction

There is no doubt that mental illnesses must be destigmatized and treated like physical illnesses. Thus, just as the physical symptoms of pain, weakness, or dysfunction must be evaluated for root causes, so too must the mental symptoms of anxiety, depression, and addiction.

However, even more than our physical body, our brains are exquisitely “neuroplastic” and ever changing, leading to the question: what is normal and what isn’t? In this fascinating talk, Dr. Kang will explain how the brain works, specifically looking at symptoms of anxiety, depression, and addiction as “signals” to produce greater change. Kang will also provide powerful, evidence-based communication and lifestyle “prescriptions” for health, happiness, and resilience.