Hi, I’m Marion! I grew up in a hectic household with seven kids. During my years growing up, I watched many of my brothers and sisters struggle inside and out of school due to social and emotional challenges. It can be tough to grow up — let alone in a house with that many kids.
It’s been an amazing journey – from filming 20+ local nonprofit stories in 2013 – to piloting our after-school program at Elmwood Elementary School, where my kiddos went, in 2015 – to having over 1,000 kids take part during our first 2 years of the program!
So many of you joined me – signed up your children, shared posts, donated and believed in the power of good character – that in 2018, the Inside Out Club Board of Directors decided empowering kids to live each day with good character would be our sole focus, and we became Inside Out Club DuPage.
I am so excited to see where this journeys leads and invite you to join me,
Mission & Vision
With your help we empower kids to live each day with good character. Good character means being brave enough to ask questions, showing grit, resilience and determination, allowing others to belong unconditionally, embracing their authentic selves, choosing kindness and more – and to care for themselves, others, animals and the planet.
Our vision is that each child we serve gives back and makes a positive impact on the world around them
Together, We’re Having a Big Impact
Marion B. Ruthig
Founder & Executive Director
Board of Directors
M. Michael Reilly