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April 29, 2016

What does it take to make a remotely-operated vehicle work underwater? Nearly 30 teens used their spring breaks to find out in the After School Matter... More ›

After School Matters Arts & Tech Fair

April 21, 2016

Teens in the Traditional Puerto Rican Bomba program perform a song, dance and drum piece at the After School Matters Arts and Tech Fair on April 9 at ... More ›

Blackhawks, After School Matters Hold Hockey 101 Clinic In Marquette Park

April 13, 2016

MARQUETTE PARK— As the Blackhawks open up their defense of the Stanley Cup title Wednesday, their community engagement component continues to score ... More ›

C.R.E.A.T.E. visits Urban Broadcast Media

April 8, 2016

Teens in the C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creatively Relating Entertainment and Arts To Educate) program in Washington Heights enhanced their program experience by v... More ›

After School Matters® Among Nonprofits to Receive Support from New Organization ‘Chicago Beyond’

April 5, 2016

CHICAGO – A new, privately held organization, Chicago Beyond, launched today and announced their commitment to support After School Matters with the... More ›

Teens’ Artwork Inspired by Living Beings in Chicago

March 28, 2016

By: Dan Godston I love how Chicago is a city with such a rich cultural history, while also a place that teems with natural splendor. As an educator... More ›

Pre-Freshman Engineering Wins at Education Ten80

March 23, 2016

The After School Matters Pre-Freshman Program in Engineering and Science (Roseland) earned three first-place finishes at several engineering and robot... More ›

After School Matters Corporate Mentorship Program

March 8, 2016

This Spring, After School Matters is running our second corporate mentorship program -- pairing corporate mentors with teen interns to learn from ea... More ›

After School Matters and Mayor Emanuel Announce Neighborhood Programming Site to Open in Belmont Cragin

March 2, 2016


After School Matters Teens Win CTPF Fine Arts Contest

February 2, 2016

Teen Vivian S. receives an award for her contribution to the winning Glass Mosaic piece "Personal Connection" on Friday, January 29, 2016 from the... More ›

Upcoming Events See all >

River Shannon Derby Day Hat Party

May 7, 2016

Watch the 142nd Kentucky Derby from River Shannon (425 W. Armitage, Lincoln Park) and support After School Matters! Participate in a raffle for a Kova... More ›

Downtown Gallery Walk Spring 2016

May 7, 2016

Teen painting, photography and more displayed on the fifth floor of Gallery 37 Center for the Arts during Gallery Walk Fall 2015! Visit Gallery ... More ›

Picture Me Teen Exhibition

May 7, 2016

A three-day, three-program teen photography exhibition at Mana Contemporary Chicago. Now in its fifteenth year, this annual student exhibition feat... More ›

MCA Downtown Showcase Spring 2016

May 12, 2016

Forward Momentum performs at the Fall 2015 MCA Showcase After School Matters will host a Showcase Performance for Fall 2015 programs on Thursday,... More ›

Teen Improv Showcase

May 14, 2016

After School Matters Improv programs from nine different high schools take the stage at Up Comedy Club on Saturday, May 14 to showcase their hard work... More ›

Annual Gala 2016

September 19, 2016

Please join us on Monday, September 19, 2016 as After School Matters celebrates our 25th anniversary of serving teens at the 2016 Annual Gala. Hu... More ›

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 9, 2016

Join Team After School Matters on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Team After School Matters has a limited number... More ›