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Going the Distance for Chicago’s Teens

October 12, 2017

TEAM member Ginger Bogle was all smiles during her marathon on October 8, 2017. TEAM After School Matters proudly participated in the Bank of America... More ›

Gala Celebrates After School Matters

September 18, 2017

The Chicago Public Schools arts program -- founded by the late Maggie Daley -- has its annual gala. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports. WATCH this CBS... More ›

After School Matters celebrates successful year

September 18, 2017

More than a hundred teens showcased their Chicago pride on Monday night. They took part in this year's After School Matters program and performed a... More ›

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 ›

Pastry chef shows the potential that all Chicago kids have when given a chance

June 23, 2017

The kitchen is clean. Almost spotless. It's well-stocked, and there's an order to everything. Mixing bowls here. Measuring cups there. A digital sc... 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 ›

Upcoming Events See all >

Spring 2018 Application Opens

November 28, 2017

Beginning November 28, teens can apply for more than 6,500 opportunities available this spring.

Shop, Jingle and Mingle 2017

December 6, 2017

Join us for our annual holiday shopping event! Enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres while you shop for unique, teen-made gifts with ... More ›

Kwanzaa Celebration

December 7, 2017

After School Matters will host its inaugural Kwanzaa Celebration at Manley High School on Thursday, December 7, 2017. This event will bring together m... More ›

Shop, Jingle & Mingle More 2017

December 11, 2017

Join us for our annual holiday shopping event! Enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres while you shop for unique, teen-made gifts with ... More ›

Instructor Forum 2018

February 2, 2018

The Instructor Forum is a full day of workshops, breakout sessions, and activities which will support you and all other After School Matters instruc... More ›

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2018

October 7, 2018

Secure your spot in the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon by November 23, 2017!   On October 7, 2018, make your miles matter by running ... More ›