Heather Hill Elementary school opened its doors on Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. Destiny Watson, founder and CEO of You Matter 2, sought out community members and volunteers to make lunches for the homeless served by South Suburban PADS and tie blankets for Project Kennedy, a nonprofit helping cancer patients and[Read More…]
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You Matter 2 plans two events to raise funds for H-F Juneteenth Festival
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…]
You Matter 2 seeks input on idea of developing community center focused on teens
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 recognized as holiday by Cook County
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…]
Fundraising begins for community Juneteenth festival planned for 2021
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You Matter 2 volunteers raise funds for school supplies giveaway
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…]
You Matter 2 founder Destiny Watson’s outreach impacts peers, community
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…]
H-F grad to be featured on national TV show Sunday
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’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.