I’m walking in Family Matters’ 28th Annual Walkathon on October 7th. I hope you’ll support me in raising funds for this important organization! I have been fortunate enough to have been part of the Family Matters evening tutoring program for the past three years and the experience has greatly enriched my life. I have worked with the same young girl all that time and she will be a sixth grader at a religious school in Rogers Park this fall. During the time we have been together, we have developed a strong bond of mutual affection and respect and I hope that I have been able to have a positive impact on her school experience and build her self confidence as a student. I hope you will be able to make a donation to this wonderful organization and support all the good work they are doing in their community.
Family Matters connects at-risk youth and their families in Northeast Rogers Park to opportunities (resources, relationships, and real-world experiences) that support them in actualizing their life goals and building a strong, healthy community. For 29 years, Family Matters has operated programs and initiatives that promote safe space, educational support and leadership development among low-income families.
The 28th Annual Walkathon will raise crucial funds to support Family Matters’ four Youth Programs, which meet after school: Family Connections (literacy and leadership for youth ages 5-12), Boys to Men (Teen Boys Program), Transforming Genius into Powerful love (Teen Girls Program), and Evening Tutoring (during which 40 tutor-mentor pairs meet weekly for academic support and relationship-building).
Please consider making a donation to support my walk and Family Matters – every dollar makes a difference!