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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Sixth Annual Teen PhilanthroParty: A Party with a Purpose

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Sixth Annual Teen PhilanthroParty: A Party with a Purpose

DuPage County—The DuPage County Prevention Leadership Team (PLT) and Reality Illinois Teen Advisory Board will be hosting the sixth annual Teen PhilanthroParty on June 14, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in-person at the District 87 offices in Glen Ellyn. This PhilanthroParty is a party with a purpose and an opportunity for high school-aged teens in DuPage County to learn new skills, make new friends and give back in the process. 

The annual Teen PhilanthroParty is held to kick off the Reality Teen Advisory Board’s weekly summer meeting series where teens can strengthen leadership and advocacy skills and make a positive impact in the community. Summer meetings are open to all high school students in DuPage County and will be meeting every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. The summer Reality meeting schedule can be found here

This year’s PhilanthroParty will feature guest speakers Dr. Molly Ansari, PhD, LCPC, ATR-BC, a Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist and Beth Blankenship, a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Teens who attend this year’s PhilanthroParty should be prepared to get creative and let their artistic ability shine. Creative therapy allows individuals to express themselves in unique ways, exploring emotions and boosting one’s self-esteem and mood. 

Teens who attend are asked to bring art supplies that will be donated to the Peoples Resource Center’s Art Program. Supplies may include

  • Paint 
  • Paintbrushes
  • Canvases
  • Colored Pencils 
  • Markers

Glue bottles and sticks

Registration is FREE but REQUIRED! Teens can register for the Teen PhilanthroParty at There will be goody bags, therapy dogs and raffle prizes! 

For more information on the Teen PhilanthroParty or to learn more about PLT and the Reality Teen Advisory Board, visit

The DuPage County Prevention Leadership Team is a countywide community coalition working to prevent teen substance use in DuPage County. The Reality Teen Advisory Board comprised of DuPage County high school aged teens, provides input to the DuPage County Health Department and PLT on teen health issues. Reality is committed to positive youth development, mental wellness, and preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. 



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