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Engaging the High School Teen

October 21, 2016

Julia Flores introduces the teen panel during the Third Annual Systems Institute on August 3, 2016. By Julia Flores, MBA, Director of Instruction a... More ›

Making A Difference: Chicago Sports Summit

October 7, 2016

NBC5's LeeAnn Trotter introduces us to a group that's bringing Chicago business and sports leaders together to make a difference in the community. ... More ›

After School Matters Gala funds programs for teens

September 28, 2016

After School Matters celebrated 25 years of providing after-school and summer programming for Chicago teens with its annual gala Sept. 19 at Navy Pier... More ›

Kapos: Chicago’s elite toast After School Matters

September 20, 2016

Chicago isn’t Hollywood, as billionaire Peter Thiel reminded us recently. But it can get glitzy, as it did Monday at Navy Pier for the annual After ... More ›

Chicago Teens Perform, Celebrate After School Matters

September 19, 2016

Approximately 1,000 civic, corporate and community leaders attended the After School Matters® Annual Gala on Monday, September 19 at Chicago’s hist... More ›

Glass mosaic unveiled in Pilsen

August 12, 2016

A glass mosaic unveiled on Friday [August 12, 2016] honors four people who made a positive impact in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. It was created ... More ›

Block 37 hosting After School Matters teen programs

August 4, 2016

After School Matters is back at Block 37 this summer. About 150 Chicago teens have been taking part in summer programs in dance, digital media, fas... More ›


July 13, 2016

Celebrating 25 years and more than 200,000 teens! After School Matters is grateful to Block 37 (108 N. State Street, Loop) for providing space on t... More ›

ComEd Recruits More Than 250 Chicagoland Students for Summer Internships

July 5, 2016

ComEd launched its annual summer internship program, providing local teen students with opportunities to learn more about the energy industry through ... More ›

Summer Performances

July 1, 2016

Come check out performances from our talented teens as they showcase their skills all across Chicago during summer 2016. July Performances Musical ... More ›

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Halloween Gathering Parade 2016

October 22, 2016

More than 150 teens from four different After School Matters programs will participate in the Halloween Gathering Parade in downtown Chicago on Sa... More ›

Dia de los Muertos @ Solorio

November 1, 2016

Join eight After School Matters programs in a commemoration of Dia de los Muertos at Eric Solorio Academy High School! The National Museum of Mexican... More ›

Chill Set: National Museum of Mexican Art’s Teen Night

November 11, 2016

Yollocalli Arts Reach is producing a FREE art-filled night out for teens called CHILL SET. Intended to give teens a safe and engaging evening of art a... More ›

Caroling at The Bean

November 25, 2016

Join After School Matters in welcoming the holiday season! On Friday, November 25, teens from the I.A.M. (inspiration. Aspiration. Music. -- Hyde Park... 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 number... More ›