“We walk to provide resources and new opportunities for our youth”
Do you believe that some of the violence in the Chicago area relates to lack of opportunity for our youth?
Walk to support our youth. AACF’s walk-a-thon is an annual event to raise money for our life changing job training programs for at risk youth between the ages of 16 to 24 that are the most disconnected from school and work. In the past, this money has been used to provide supportive services for our youth program participants in the form of paid internships, GED prep, certification exams, employment screening & testing, childcare, housing, transportation, food, medical exam, uniforms, tuition, school fees, clothing, shoes, etc. Schools, teams, clubs, churches, companies, all are invited to attend! Individuals and groups can raise funds to win prizes at the event to help us reach our fundraising goal. Our goal is to raise $35,000 this year! Your registration donation will go directly to support case management, supportive services and other programming for youth, ages 16-24 who are not engaged in school or work and seek assistance to become re-engaged. AACF serves young people from the Austin neighborhood in Chicago, and youth from Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Maywood, and Bellwood.
Savers Donation Drive: The AACF 2nd Annual Walk-a-thon this year is held in conjunction with the Savers Donation Drive on the day of the walkathon. Your unwanted items can help fund our organization. Participates can bring clothing, shoes, accessories, books, linens and small household items. Clean out your closet and help us raise funds.
Thanks to our sponsors: qSample, Village of Maywood Park District, Lushena Books, State Farm, Alpina Manufacturing, Savers
Thank you for sharing our goals and vision for our community and helping to make this event a success!
Adults $25 Students (13-18) $7 Kids (12 & under FREE) Day of Walk-A-Thon adult registration is $35. Walkers of all ages, speeds, and endurance levels are welcome to join the walk-a-thon! Bring friends and family members.
Date: Date to be announced.
Time: Registration begins at 8:00 am. Walk-a-thon Opening Ceremony at 8:45 am. Post walk refreshments and snacks near the finish line area.
Location: Oak Park River Forest High School South Field
N. East Ave. & Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
Attire: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes (no spikes) and clothing, along with sunglasses and a hat or other sun protection.
To Be Announced.
The course is a flat circular turf of the south field at Oak Park River Forest High School.
Awards and Prizes:
Awards will be given out for walk competitions and contests.
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