You Matter 2 is hosting fundraising events May 6 and May 8 to raise funds for the group’s planned Inaugural Juneteenth festival on June 19 at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The Illinois Legislature has a measure before it to mark Juneteenth National Freedom Day as a state holiday. Juneteenth marks the[Read More…]
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Does Homewood need a teen community center? You Matter 2 is seeking community-wide input on the question, especially from local school administrators, school faculty, staff, parents and students in seventh through 12th grade. You Matter 2 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire and empower youth to be world changers.[Read More…]
Juneteenth got another boost Thursday when the Cook County Commission voted to make the observance of African American emancipation a county holiday. Flossmoor officials recently announced support for a local Juneteenth parade and festival in 2021 that will be organized by You Matter 2, a local youth empowerment organization. Cook[Read More…]
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Try being a carpenter without a hammer.Try being a plumber without a wrench.It doesn’t work well. Try being a student without a backpack, pens, pencils, erasers, folders, binders, glue sticks, scissors, pencil cases, markers, crayons, notebooks, index cards and highlighters.You Matter 2 aims to see that area students are well-equipped[Read More…]
Nearly five years after founding You Matter 2, a service organization at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Destiny Watson is still passionate about helping to improve the lives of others. Watson, now a junior at the University of Dayton, recently traveled to the Central American nation of El Salvador as part of her[Read More…]
A local teen who started You Matter 2, a nonprofit organization that helps fight hunger, will be featured on national television on Sunday, Aug. 28. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. Already a subscriber? Login here.[Read More…]