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After School Matters Peacemakers

September 7, 2017

More than 1,100 teens participated in the brand-new After School Matters Peacemakers initiative during summer 2017.   Powered by Chicago CR... More ›

#SeePURPLE: Summer 2017 in Photos

August 28, 2017

Nearly 13,000 Chicago teens participated in After School Matters programs during summer 2017. View the photos below to see how they found their future... More ›

Emanuel Announces Funding for New Multi-Sport Student Facility

June 15, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District announced Thursday funding for a new public indoor track facility at Gately Park. The 134,000 squa... More ›

Emanuel, Donor Open Renovated Space for After School Matters

June 12, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and philanthropist Karyn Lutz have christened an afternoon facility for teens in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. Chicago Mayor ... More ›

Mayor Emanuel, After School Matters and The Michael and Karyn Lutz Family Foundation Unveil New Teen Center in Belmont Cragin

June 11, 2017

Youth advocates, legislators celebrate grand opening of The Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters Today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined... More ›

#SeePURPLE This Summer!

May 19, 2017

13,000 teens will participate in our biggest single program session to date during summer 2017! After School Matters programs will perform across the ... More ›

Teen Film Festival

May 19, 2017

The 2017 After School Matters Film Festival celebrated teen filmmaking, creative expression and individuality. The annual festival is a special scree... More ›

Chicago White Sox Visit J-Def Peace Project

May 6, 2017

The White Sox Volunteer Corps visited the J-Def Peace Project program at Solorio Academy High School in Gage Park on April 25, 2017. White Sox grea... More ›

Spring Break 2017 at After School Matters!

May 3, 2017

After School Matters teens took advantage of CPS’s Spring Break to find their future in some of our special initiatives programming! Learn more abou... More ›

Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Apprenticeship and Internship Programs with After School Matters®  

April 12, 2017

12,000 program opportunities available to Chicago teens this summer CHICAGO—After School Matters® is now accepting teen applications for its s... More ›

Upcoming Events See all >

New Instructor Institute Fall 2017

September 29, 2017

Instructor Training at Lutz Family Center, 3435 N Cicero Friday September 29 from 9am to 1pm Description: This training is required for all new ... More ›

Fall Programs Begin

October 2, 2017

Fall 2017 programs will begin the week of October 2. Check with your instructor for the start date, time and location of your program! Find your... More ›

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2017

October 8, 2017

Join TEAM After School Matters on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. TEAM After School Matters has a limited numb... More ›