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Family Matters’ 34th Annual Walk-a-Thon!

October 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the team of changemakers to support building education equity, expanding teen job access, and cultivating resilient leaders.

9 AM: Registration & Breakfast 

9:30 AM: Zumba & Walk Warm-Up 

9:55 AM: Group Photo

10 AM: Kick-Off 

11:30 AM: Celebratory Community Block Party & Carnival

Individuals and Families:

  • Create a Walk-a-Thon fundraising page, set a fundraising goal, and share the page with your supporters.
  • Each person joining your team will need to 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 your fundraising goal through individual donations AND/OR becoming a Walk-a-Thon sponsor (deadline is September 15th, 2023).
  • Each person joining your team will need to 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.

Your financial 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.” We suggest each participant fundraise a minimum of $100.


October 7, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Family Matters
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Family Matters
7731 N Marshfield
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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