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January 22nd 2016
Get Involved! Check Out Our Resources.
Looking for something to do? Want to make a difference in your community and feel awesome doing it? Get involved and volunteer some time. ActOut Now has a growing list of partners who would welcome you and your family. Click the organizations tab to learn more. Not the right time for you to get out [...]
June 8th 2015
Help Me Work for a Cure
Help end blood cancers by supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Please help me in my run for the cure.[...]
February 11th 2015
Help to Welcome a Refugee Family
event info Run for Your LifeAn interactive, sensory refugee simulation designed by the UNHCR. Date/TimeTuesday, March 24 · 12:30 – 1:45 LocationMoraine Valley, G-bldg/Gym9000 College PkwyPalos Hills, IL 60465 For More Info For more information, contact Mike McGuire at 708.974.5770 or by sending a[...]
November 23rd 2014
Students on Higher Education
event info MVCC Library Lounge AdmissionFREE, but RSVP is encouraged for large groups or classes. DatesPanel DiscussionDecember 3, 2014 · 2:30p – 3:45pAction ForumsDecember 4, 2014 · 11a – 1:45p LocationMVCC Library (L211)9000 College PkwyPalos Hills, IL 60465 For More Info For more informatio[...]


What We're All About

Act Out Now is dedicated to bringing service learning opportunities to young people to help build community and foster a culture of kindness. This site is a platform from which to jump into action. Here you'll find resources, events, and opportunities to connect with fellow human beings in and around Chicagoland.

We are Chris and Mike McGuire—college teachers and homeschooling parents. We started this site because we believe that learning happens best by living and engaging in the world around us. We also believe that service, civic engagement, and social responsibility are at the heart of healthy communities and a better world. Please join us in our mission toward doing our parts. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "If I can't do great things, I can do small things in a great way." Let's do small and great things together.

It is not enough to be compassionate; one must act.

—The 14th Dalai Lama