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Monday, February 6, 2023

Naperville City Council and KidsMatter recognize 17 students with annual Youth Service Awards

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Above / Mayor Steve Chirico and Naperville City Council members joined KidsMatter to present the 2022 Youth Service Awards in Council Chambers, located at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. (Photo by Jo Lundeen)

Since 1993, the City of Naperville has presented the Youth Service Award to recognize and honor outstanding volunteer efforts by local Naperville area students and to encourage all youth to get involved in community service.

KidsMatter joined the City in championing this wonderful event beginning in 2005—the year many of this year’s nominees were born! 

KidsMatter, with Mayor Chirico and the City Council, honored 17 young people on Wed., Nov. 30, at the Naperville Municipal Building with a wonderful evening of recognition and celebration.

2022 Honorees

The following is a list of this year’s inspiring recipients and the organizations that have nominated them for the award. 

Kayla McNab – 360 Youth Services

Diego Jimenez – 360 Youth Services

Laney Kang – DuPage Children’s Museum

Joy Hufford – DuPage Pads

Amelia Hebel – Feed My Starving Children

Himani (Raeya) Shah – Indian Community Outreach

Rebeca Arambula – KidsMatter

Isabelle Afshari – KidsMatter

Lily Krumins – Little Friends

Brianna Trinko – Naper Settlement

Kendall Waits – Naperville Area Humane Society

Riley Leu – Naperville Environment & Sustainability Task Force (NEST)

Dev Bodalia – Naperville Park District

Ryan Lee – Naperville Public Library

Ella Smith – Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break – Good Shepherd Church

Joel Setya – STEM & buds

Ashwin Balaraman – The Morton Arboretum

KidsMatter expressed gratitude for its program sponsor Naperville Bank & Trust as well as support received from a City of Naperville Social Service grant, Belgio’s Catering, Lou Malnati’s, Culver’s, Celidan Creations, and Area 51 Cupcakery.

2023 Community Job Fair is set for Jan. 7 at Fort Hill

The KidsMatter / Naperville Park District Community Job Fair will take place from 10AM to 1PM on Sat., Jan. 7, at Fort Hill Activity Center.  

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The Fort Hill Activity Center is located at 20 Fort Hill Drive.

For more information about KidsMatter, its programs and upcoming events, visit kidsmatter2us.org.

Story submitted by Sherilyn Hebel, Director of Programs for KidsMatter. 

 

 

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