2019 El Valor Monarch Butterfly Release

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Thank you for joining us!


On Wednesday, September 11, we released over 300 monarch butterflies and watched as they began their journey south to Michoacán, Mexico. El Valor’s children, adults with disabilities, staff, and families worked hard all summer preparing for this event. They gardened the milkweed, tended to the growing caterpillars, and learned how to take care of these beautiful creatures as they emerged from their chrysalises as butterflies.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us! A special thank you to our sponsors, U.S. Forest Services, Wintrust, Huntington National Bank, PNC, and Southwest Airlines. Your generosity allows El Valor to continue this tradition that promotes STEAM-based learning and parental engagement throughout our entire organization. Head to our Facebook page for more photos!