Reality - Leave Your Mark

2022 PhilanthroParty! 

All DuPage County high school aged teens are welcome to attend our annual PhilanthroParty. Meet new friends, make a difference and get involved! 

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Summer 2022 Meeting Schedule

Reality meets every Tuesday at 1:30pm throughout the summer. Make new friends, get outside and make your community a better place! 

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2021-2022 Reality Meeting Schedule

The 2021-2022 Reality meeting schedule is here, with lots of great speakers and meetings planned! Reality will meet monthly during the school year from 6-7:30pm. Most meetings will take place IN PERSON (WOOHOO!) with COVID-19 safety precautions in place. There will also be a few meetings throughout the year that are virtual to allow more students to attend.

View the 2021-2022 Reality Meeting Schedule

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.

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.

Photo Gallery

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