Frontier Kite Fly Festival Kickoff to Summer

June 2, 2019

KidsMatter and the Naperville Park District are co-hosting the 13th annual Frontier Kite Fly Festival and Kickoff to Summer, presented by The Branch.

The event will be held at Frontier Sports Complex, located at 3380 Cedar Glade Drive in Naperville on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A free event, the Kite Fly Festival offers fun for all ages and a rare opportunity to view gigantic kites flown by kite enthusiasts from Chicago Kite. Participants also can practice flying their own kites.

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EMPOWER Gala 2019

September 14, 2019

On Saturday evening, September 14, 2019, KidsMatter and Team B2B (the Naperville Chamber Business to Business) will partner to bring you EMPOWER, an annual Gala focused on the needs of children, teens, and young adults in DuPage and Will Counties.

This year’s fun-filled evening will follow the theme of the game of LIFE, a game that ties directly into our mission to build resilient kids who say “No” to destructive choices and “Yes” to endless possibilities.


Digital Leadership Summit

October 15 – 16, 2019

Prepares youth for the workforce by providing the tools they need to be successful in their job search – as well as connecting them to employment opportunities.

KidsMatter Volunteer Job Fair


Connects youth and families to a wide variety of volunteer service opportunities.

 Naperville Area Youth Service Awards


Recognizes youth who demonstrate service to their community and world. Students are honored by the Mayor and City Council, KidsMatter and other community leaders.