Inside Out Club DuPage
Enriching Kids’ Lives Through Character Education And Community Engagement
At Inside Out Club DuPage (IOCD), our mission is to develop kids with character inside and out. We empower kids ages 3-12 to live life with good character on the “inside” – being brave enough to ask questions, showing grit and resilience, allowing others to belong unconditionally, embracing their authentic selves, choosing kindness, etc. – and on the “outside” – caring for themselves, others, animals, and the planet. Our curriculum combines social and emotional learning (SEL) with nonprofit volunteerism and community engagement. Founded by Marion Ruthig as a way to educate community members about local charities, our IOCD programs are now offered at schools, on weekends, online, and through local nonprofit partnerships to thousands of children every year.