Did you know the majority of a child’s character is developed between birth and 10 years old?

Now is the time to invest in your child’s future.

Help your child build acceptance, empathy, kindness, perseverance, gratitude, collaboration curiosity and self-awareness skills that will help them thrive in life!

Our after school program for K-5th graders teaches these skills through fun activities that educate kids on local nonprofits, the social issues they address and gives them opportunities to take action through our volunteer projects.

This program serves thousands of student and takes place at over 30 elementary schools. Learn more below. 

About the School Program


  • 3-year rolling curriculum comprised of 23 lessons
  • Lessons tie to Illinois Common Core and Social and Emotional Learning Standards
  • Developed with input from professionals in education, psychology and counseling
  • Integrated curriculum linking all four Inside Out Club opportunities


  • Lessons are run by lead volunteers – parents, community members and/or teachers
  • We provide the curriculum, supplies and training
  • Lead volunteers are assisted by support volunteers, which are typically parents


  • We do not charge for the school program, but we ask for parent and/or PTA donations


  • Typically, schools offer the club to K-2nd and/or 3-5th grades


  • Inside Out Club meets after school for an hour to an hour and 15 minutes
  • The club has a fall and spring session
  • Each session comprises four lessons that take place once a month

Geographic Area

  • This program is open to elementary schools that are a part of a school district that serves DuPage County. If the district serves multiple counties, all schools would be eligible for the program. If you’re interested in the program and are outside of our geographic area, please contact us.

Lessons by Social Cause

Being Socially Responsible

  • Caring for Animals
  • Caring for the Sick
  • Helping Globally

Embracing Humanity

  • Celebrating Neuro-Diversity
  • Celebrating Physical Diversity
  • Friends with Different Abilities
  • Welcome to Your New Home
  • Including Seniors

Developing Mindfulness & Character

  • Mindfulness Matters
  • Power of Character
  • Same Only Different

Supporting Troops & Veterans

  • Supporting Our Troops
  • Thank a Veteran

Meeting Basic Needs

  • Appreciating Water
  • Childhood Hunger
  • Homelessness in Our Community
  • Hunger in Our Community
  • Literacy Launch
  • Needs vs. Wants
  • Overcoming Food Insecurity
  • Transportation Access

Protecting Our Earth

  • Caring for the Planet
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

23 lessons + 8 Character Traits + 6 Social Causes + Over 30 Local Nonprofits = Inside Out Club Curriculum

Which schools have the program?

Glen Ellyn, District 89

Arbor View Elementary

Briar Glen Elementary

Park View Elementary

Westfield Elementary

Glen Ellyn, District 41

Abraham Lincoln Elementary

Wheaton/Warrenville, District 200

Pleasant Hill Elementary

Naperville, District 203

Ellsworth Elementary

Elmwood Elementary

Highlands Elementary

Kingsley Elementary

Maplebrook Elementary

Meadow Glens Elementary

Prairie Elementary

Ranch View Elementary

Steeple Run Elementary

Naperville, District 204

Brooks Elementary

Kendall Elementary

Longwood Elementary

May Watts Elementary

Spring Brook Elementary

St. Joan of Arc, Lisle

St. Raphael, Naperville

Naperville, District 203

Elmwood Elementary

Highlands Elementary

Mill Street Elementary

Prairie Elementary

Scott Elementary

Steeple Run Elementary

Naperville, District 204

Brookdale Elementary

Clow Elementary

Cowlishaw Elementary

Fry Elementary

Georgetown Elementary

Gombert Elementary

Graham Elementary

Gwen Brooks Elementary

Kendall Elementary

Longwood Elementary

May Watts Elementary

McCarty Elementary

Owen Elementary

Patterson Elementary

Peterson Elementary

Steck Elementary

Springbrook Elementary

Welch Elementary

White Eagle Elementary

Young Elementary

We recently moved to the area, and our daughter has used this club to collaborate with other students so she can make friends.

My daughter has realized, more than before, how differently everyone lives. She has exhibited an increased sense of gratitude as a result of that.

Inside Out Club Parents

I learned that it doesn’t matter what your look like it matter what you do with your heart.

I learned that we could save money and give it to charities.

Inside Out Club Kids

Volunteering in the Inside Out Club has impacted me in a positive way. Honestly, it feels good to hear the the kids share their ideas and get excited about an activity. This program is amazing! 
Lead Volunteer, Park View Elementary School

Thank You to Our Business Supporters!

We offer the school program free of charge so that every child has access. This is made possible by our Inside Out Club (IOC) Partners and donors! If you’d like to learn how you can get your company involved and see a complete list of our business supporters, click the link below.

Interested in bringing the program to your school?

Complete this contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly. Thank you for caring about kids! 

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