Upcoming Events 

Champion Chat: Justice Anne M. Burke

​Saturday, Nov. 4th
2pm - 3pm
Grounds for Hope Cafe
2701 Maple Ave, Lisle IL 
$10 per family

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Ultimate Ninjas - private event at Naperville's new American Ninja Warrior-owned gym!

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2018


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Champion Chat - Panel

Saturday, March 3, 2018

2pm - 3pm
Grounds for Hope Cafe
2701 Maple Ave, Lisle IL 
$10 per family

Previous Events 2014-2017

Champion Chats - inspiring talks with people sharing their own experience with dyslexia

  • Brent Sopel, professional hockey player for 18 years, Chicago Blackhawks' 2010 Stanley Cup winning team. Our kids skated with him, and then heard his story of growing up with dyslexia. 

  • John Rodrigues, author "High School Dropout to Harvard" and featured in the documentary, "Being You: Your Difference is Your Strength"

  • ​Trent Jarrett, captain of the men's gymnastics team at University of Illinois-Chicago. UIC article

  • Shane LeBaron, professional golf coach and owner of LeBaron Golf. Watch

  • Darryl Duncan, award-winning songwriter and music producer, owner of GameBeat Studios. Watch

Social meet-ups 

  • Sleep-away camp for our youth and their siblings!

  • ​Chicago Wolves hockey game

  • Hayride, campfire and s'mores at Danada Equestrian Center

  • ​Feed My Starving Children (twice!)

  • Arlington Park Race Track​

  • Laser tag (twice!)

  • LEGO Show

  • "How to Ride a Bike" Class at REI 

  • Walk for Dyslexia

Advocacy Day at the Illinois State Capital - Our youth met with legislators on April 21, 2016 to advocate for teacher training and intervention. See photos here

Assistive Technology - Our youth showed eachother what technology works well for them, including the Live Scribe Pen, Co:writer, Read2Go, Voice Dream, BookShare, and more. ​

Dyslexia Awareness Month - We arranged for the 16-story Naperville Carillon to be lit in red lights for a week. Our families had a meet-up at the Carillon, and each kid received glow sticks, and a comic book donated by Graham Crackers Comics in Plainfield.