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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 ›

Teen Art Exhibition: Correct Opinions

April 12, 2017

Correct Opinions: Identity, Values and Self-Expression Among Chicago's Teens Correct Opinions was an exhibition of creative works by more than 50 t... More ›

Making a Difference: After School Matters Provides Opportunities

March 26, 2017

Program director Melissa Mister (above left) and instructor Sgt. Daniel Allen (above right) of After School Matters tell NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about... More ›

Upcoming Events See all >

Workshop: Building Community

July 24, 2017

The workshops in the Summer Series of Youth Work Methods are aligned with the Youth Program Quality Assesment. Your Program Specialist will recommend ... More ›

Block 37 Pedway performance – Chicago Opera Theater for Teens

July 25, 2017

The Chicago Opera Theater for Teens program from Solorio Academy High School will perform songs from their summer musical, Guys and Dolls. Tuesday, J... More ›

Workshop: Building Community

July 26, 2017

The workshops in the Summer Series of Youth Work Methods are aligned with the Youth Program Quality Assesment. Your Program Specialist will recommend ... More ›

Summer Teen Cuisine Week 3: El Che

July 28, 2017

Summer Teen Cuisine Lunch Buffet Series Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor Terrace 66 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601   Enjoy... More ›

Block 37 Pedway performance – Mariachi Ensemble

August 1, 2017

Enjoy classical mariachi music performed by more than 30 teens in the Mariachi Ensemble. Tuesday, August 1 from 12-1pm Block 37 108 N. State St... More ›

Summer Teen Cuisine Week 4: Arami

August 4, 2017

Summer Teen Cuisine Lunch Buffet Series Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor Terrace 66 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601   Enjoy... More ›

Picasso Turns 50 Celebration

August 8, 2017

After School Matters teens will recreate the musical score from the dedication event at the 50th anniversary celebration for the Picasso statue in D... More ›

Summer Teen Cuisine Week 5: Allium

August 10, 2017

Summer Teen Cuisine Lunch Buffet Series Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor Terrace 66 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601   Enjoy... 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 ›