It’s my 10th year walking in Family Matters’ 28th Annual Walkathon! This years walk is on October 7th – I hope you’ll support me in raising funds for this important organization that I care so much about!
It was a big year at Family Matters. Jaime, the student I’ve been tutoring for the past 6 years, graduated high school and just started college on a scholarship. You can read a bit more about that in this blog post. We’re going to continue to meet regularly as he starts college, and we’re going to meet at Family Matters because of the assistance available to us there.
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!