33rd Annual Walk-A-Thon

You’re invited! Join the team of changemakers that is building education equity, expanding teen job access, and cultivating resilient leaders.

Family Matters’ 33rd Annual Walk-A-Thon! 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Willye B. White Park (1610 W. Howard St.)

Registration & Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.

Group Photo & Kick-Off: 10:30 a.m.

Celebratory Community Picnic & Carnival: Noon

Your contribution to this much-anticipated community event will make a significant difference to the youth and families who call Family Matters “a home away from home.” 

How to participate:

     Individuals and Families: 

    • Create a Walk-A-Thon fundraising page, set a fundraising goal, and share the page with your supporters.
    • Register to attend the Walk-A-Thon! 

     Businesses, Organizations, and Groups:

    • Create a Walk-A-Thon fundraising page so that members of your team can support meeting your team’s fundraising goal through individual donations.
    • Become a Walk-A-Thon sponsor. (deadline September 23rd, 2022)
    • Register to attend the Walk-A-Thon!

All proceeds will fund Family Matters’ programs:

    • The Family Matters School, a specialty, culturally competent Kindergarten-4th grade microschool designed to fuel children’s innate desire to learn. 
    • Partners in Learning, a tutor/mentoring program, where youth in grades 1-12 are paired with a dedicated tutor/mentor for the school year, designed to build education equity.
    • Project RISE, a teen job skills training and leadership development initiative, in which youth ages 13-18 gain on-the-job training and build leadership skills while earning a stipend.
    • Community Engagement activities, including Respectful Communities Principles of Leadership Training, the North of Howard Together Collective, and much more.

We are deeply grateful for your participation and for your support of our work. If you have any questions or would like to become an event sponsor, please click below or contact Family Matters’ Development Director, Tabitha Williams, at (773) 456-6011 ext.114 or tabitha@familymatterschicago.org.

We look forward to seeing you on October 1!

If you would like to give via your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) please click here. Family Matters’ EIN# is 36-3588490.