32nd Annual Walk & Roll-A-Thon

Family Matters is preparing for its 32nd Annual Walk & Roll-A-Thon, a much-anticipated community event that brings together youth, families, and the community in joyful celebration. Last year, we raised more than $50,000 to support Family Matters’ youth development and community collaboration work. This year, we are looking forward to a day filled with stories, music, carnival games, and food, and we are inviting you to be a part of it.

For more than 34 years, Family Matters has partnered with youth, families, and communities to cultivate a way of living in the world that develops strong relationships, meaningful communication, and safe environments for courageous social change. We seek to build an equitable society for all. 

The Walk & Roll-A-Thon will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at Willye B. White Park (1610 W. Howard Street). We anticipate 200-250 attendees and our goal is to raise $62,000.

All proceeds will fund Family Matters’ programs: 

  • The Family Matters School, a K-3 cooperative microschool with a focus on experiential learning
  • Respectful Communities, a Principles of Leadership training course
  • Project RISE, a teen job-skills training and leadership development program
  • Partners in Learning, a one-to-one after-school tutoring/mentoring program
  • Community Engagement, a partnership with families and members of the community involved in ongoing activities and initiatives beyond those participating in daily programming

When: Saturday, October 2, 2021 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Registration          9:30 AM

Send-Off                10:30 AM

Picnic                      12:15 PM

Closing                   2:30 PM

Where: Walk & Roll begins and ends at Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard St., Chicago, IL.

Walk & Roll Sponsor

Community Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

T-shirt Sponsor

Picnic Sponsor

Route Sponsor

Community Partners