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Friends of LumenKids Update

It’s been a great year!!

Thank you so much for your patience with receiving an update from us. We’ve made great progress since our fundraiser in September 2016. Please continue reading for updates. 

Peace Within YOUth

Catalyst Circle Rock School –Your donations sponsored a successful 12-week pilot program at this wonderful school in the under-served Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Twelve middle schoolers learned effective social-emotional balancing and non-violent communication skills through the program and the impact was felt by teachers and administrators alike.

Boys & Girls Club of Chicago – in May of this year we started a pilot program with this great organization. We offered 2 classes as part of a larger mentorship program between the Boys & Girls Club & Accenture Consulting. We’re starting new programming with them in 2018.



Family Campout

Over Labor Day we ventured to Kettle Moraine State Park in Wisconsin for a 4-day, 3 night family camping trip…it was a hit with kids and parents! There were close to 20 people in our group and we filled our days with activities such as hiking, kayaking, swimming and bike riding. All meals were prepared at the campsite including nightly s’mores!

Fall Equinox Fire Ceremony

On Friday, September 22nd we gathered at Lighthouse Beach Fire Pit in Evanston to celebrate the fall season. Although the weather was unseasonably warm, we lit up a huge bonfire and enjoyed the evening. We had over 35 people attend!


Holiday ilLUMENation Fundraiser

Thursday, November 30th , 7:00-9:00pm

Little Light Bazaar, 928 Chicago Avenue – Evanston

$35 for advance purchase tickets – includes beer, wine, appetizers, music and amazing raffle items!!
Purchase tickets at www.lumenkids.org

Project Find Yourself, Level 1 –  Winter Break Sessions
Session I: December 26th-29th
Session II: January 2nd-5th

Each session runs from Tuesday-Friday from 9am-4pm.

Youth ages 13-19 join us for a week of personal and leadership development experiential education-style! Held on the campus of Fusion Academy Evanston, 847 Chicago Ave. Please find more information and sign-up at www.lumenkids.org