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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Nina Menis

Nina M. Menis serves as CEO & Executive Director of KidsMatter. Nina grew up in Naperville and enjoyed raising a family in Naperville. Nina has worked in advancement for both public and private P-20 educational institutions and area nonprofits for more than 30 years. Contact Nina (pronounced nine-eh) at nina@kidsmatter2us.org or (630) 864-3974.

KidsMatter 2 Us – The loneliness epidemic

Growing mental health issues in teens have been well-documented in recent years, as has the discussion of how to help adolescents cope with depression,...

KidsMatter 2 Us – Random acts of kindness

Do you have a Random Acts of Kindness Story? KidsMatter helps to support and convene the Collaborative Youth Team (CYT), a coalition of over 36...

KidsMatter 2 Us – 2023 Community Job Fair set for January 7

KidsMatter is looking forward to partnering with the Naperville Park District again on the Community Job Fair set for Sat., Jan. 7, 2023. The...

KidsMatter 2 Us – Honoring kids’ champions and partners

KidsMatter is the collective impact of the community to support and empower youth and families. Edward Hospital created KidsMatter (formerly known as the Naperville...

KidsMatter 2 Us – Volunteer Fair is set for October 17

This is my favorite time of year! Back-to-School time is a great opportunity for a fresh start, new school supplies, new friends, and opportunities...

KidsMATTER 2 Us – Students learn leadership via KidsMatter

Years ago, KidsMatter recommended that students have an opportunity to serve on Naperville Boards and Commissions. Why? KidsMatter knows that it is important for...

KidsMATTER 2 Us – Students as leaders

For the past six months, this space has been devoted to informing readers about KidsMatter and its mission to build resilient kids who say...

KidsMatter 2 Us – Sleep and mental health

We know babies cry when they are tired, but how do we recognize the need for sleep with our teens? Sleep and mental health...

KidsMATTER 2 Us – Mental health awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we invite you to help us spread the word about ways that we all can protect our...

KidsMatter 2 Us – Importance of relationships

Recently KidsMatter and the Naperville Police Department co-hosted a Community and Parent Forum, “Protecting Our Children: Understanding and Monitoring Youth Mental Health.” The panel...