Reality - Leave Your Mark

What is Reality?
Reality Illinois, the Teen Advisory Panel to the DuPage County Health Department, is made up of high school students from across several schools, who work together with the community to make a lasting impact on the lives of youth. This is done through education and promotion of policy changes that reduce youth substance and tobacco use, and increase mental wellness.

Reality is a great way to strengthen your leadership and advocacy skills, and make a positive impact in the community.

Reality students were able to convince the Glen Ellyn Park District and the Carol Stream Park District to pass an ordinance to make all parks smoke free, and also attended the signing of the Tobacco 21 law by Governor Pritzker.

2023 Teen PhilanthroParty!

Register now for the 2023 Philanthroparty! This is the kickoff to summer Reality meetings and is a party with a purpose, where we get together to have fun and make a difference. Check out the flyer for the event HERE. The event will be held from 1:30 – 3:00pm on June 6th at the College of DuPage’s Institutional Resource Center building (Room 1020). For directions and a map, see this page:

This year, we will be donating to the Alive Center in Naperville. As the price of admission, we ask that you bring healthy snacks like:

  • Nuts
  • Granola Bars
  • Trail Mix
  • Other healthy snacks

View Summer 2023 Schedule

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For more information, email Gilda Ross, Glenbard Student and Community Projects Coordinator or call at 630-942-7668. All high school students in DuPage County are welcome to participate.

Photo Gallery

View images of the Reality Teens at the PhilanthroParty and other activities.