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After school, opportunity gaps linger

September 29, 2015

After School Matters teens Donecia Blount and Stephon Jackson at the Annual Gala on September 21, 2015.  By: Michael Romain Austin Weekly News ~... More ›

After School Matters 2015 Annual Gala

September 22, 2015

September 22, 2015 – Last night, more than 1,000 supporters helped to raise $4.7 million toward providing Chicago teens with more after-school and ... More ›

Chicago Teens Celebrated at Annual After School Matters Gala

September 22, 2015

After School Matters and its supporters celebrate the more than 15,000 Chicago teens served by the organization this year at annual Gala featuring tee... More ›

That time Mellody Hobson choked up at a gala

September 22, 2015

By: Shia Kapos It's hard to imagine Mellody Hobson having angst, let along getting teary about anything. The president of Ariel Investments goes on... More ›

Chicago Teens Shine at After School Matters Gala

September 21, 2015

By WLS/ABC 7 Chicago Chicago teenagers who participate in the city's After School Matters program showed off their talents at a gala Monday night. ... More ›

Aerostars ABC

August 29, 2015

Some After School Matters teens spend their summers flying high in the Aerostars program which focuses on the science behind flying and teaches teens ... More ›

Mapping Program Pushes Students to Consider Neighborhood’s Potential

August 13, 2015

Over this summer about 90 Chicago public high school students mapped communities on the city’s South and West Sides. It’s part of a program called... More ›

Summer in the City

July 31, 2015

At the Daley Plaza         Several of our programs performed at Daley Plaza over the course of the summer, entert... More ›

Upcoming Events See all >

Style Bias: Street Style

October 8, 2015

On Thursday, October 8th, teens from three different After School Matters programs will be participating in the (PRO)jectUS second annual Style Bias... More ›

Strides for Peace 8/5K and 2 Mile Walk

October 8, 2015

Join Team After School Matters! On Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m., After School Matters is participating in the second annual Strides for Peace 8/5K R... More ›

Annual Gala – Friends and Family Night

September 20, 2015

Join us for a sneak peek of the After School Matters Annual Gala. View art in the Teen Gallery, meet apprentices at Teens in Action exhibits, and wat... More ›

Spring 2016 Teen Applications Open

November 20, 2015

Mark your calendars for the opening of Spring 2016 program applications. Apply early for a better chance at securing your spot!

Annual Gala 2015

September 21, 2015

Our Annual Gala is one of the biggest events in Chicago. 1,000 guests will enjoy an evening filled with performances, artwork, great food and – most... More ›

ASM Instructor Cooking at Taste of Chicago

July 1, 2015

After School Matters longtime instructor, and notorious Chicago chef, Gloria Hafer will be participating in the 2015 Taste of Chicago. Visit her durin... More ›

Summer Non-Advanced Apprenticeship Programs Start

July 1, 2015

Non-Advanced Apprenticeship programs officially start today all across Chicago! Wish our Chicago teens luck this summer!

Summer Advanced Apprenticeship Programs Start

July 1, 2015

Advanced Apprenticeship programs officially start today all across Chicago! Wish our Chicago teens luck this summer!

Summer Teen Cuisine Lunch Buffet Series

August 7, 2015

Join us as our Advanced Culinary Program recreates menus from prominent Chicago restaurants for your lunchtime enjoyment! Summer Teen Cuisine 2015 is ... More ›