Helping Kids Succeed in School and in Life

Five to Be Honored at The Education Center’s Benefit in October

As it celebrates 36 years of helping children “succeed in school as well as in life,” The Education Center of Developmental Resources will once again host the annual Kids’ Best Friend Benefit and Awards Dinner and honor local residents who have dedicated their lives to helping children, families, and the elderly.

This year’s awards and winners are:
  • Kids’ Best Friend Award – Ray Jones, Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home.
  • Outstanding Community Leader Award – Nicki Scott, Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise and Rotary International District 6450.
  • Making a Difference Award – Vicki Coletta, Project HELP and the Exchange Club of Naperville.
  • George and Pat Pradel Humanitarian Award- Brand and Mary Ann Bobosky, Community leaders, Century Walk, and education.

The Kids’ Best Friend Benefit and Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, October 16, in the Hilton Lisle/Naperville Grand Ballroom. The benefit provides scholarships for counseling or tutoring at The Education Center for students who are experiencing challenges at school. Those challenges might be due to problems at home, traumatic experiences, drug or alcohol abuse, lack of study skills or motivation, and other events that interfere with their learning. Scholarships are also available for students whose parents are serving in the military.

According to Dr. Mike Litow, founder and executive director of The Education Center, “The people that we are honoring all have one thing in common. In addition to being busy in their personal lives, they always find time to give back to the community and improve the quality of life for families.”

Tickets to the October 16th Kids’ Best Friend Benefit and Award Dinner are $125 per person and include a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. The reception will be held at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville and begins at 5:30 p.m.

With a 97 percent success rate of graduating children who are facing a wide variety of issues that are keeping them from achieving success, The Education Center offers area families a place of hope and help. The annual Kids’ Best Friend benefit directly supports the many programs of The Education Center.

For more information, please contact the center at 630-420-7807 or visit . The Education Center is located at 113 East Van Buren in Naperville.

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The Education Center
113 East Van Buren
Naperville, IL 60540

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Our mission is to help children succeed in school as well as in life. We discover what a child is good at and then build on their own interests. Children and teens trust us because we believe in them.

Our close relationships with school systems and the business community in Chicago and its suburbs, allow us to advocate for our students with guidance counselors and teachers as well as to connect a child with a potential mentor or employer. And we never turn away a child because of money. Whatever it takes, we go the distance for our kids.