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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 ›

Experience 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 >

Daley Plaza performance – Cultural Fusion

July 13, 2017

Three teen programs – the Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble, Latin and Spanish Dance Ensemble and Mariachi Ensemble – come together for a celebrati... More ›

Summer Teen Cuisine Week 1: Pork Shoppe

July 14, 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 – Afro-Caribbean Arts

July 18, 2017

This teen-led drum and dance performance from the Afro-Caribbean Arts Connection program celebrates the arts and cultural education. Tuesday, Jul... More ›

Daley Plaza performance – Jazz Big Band

July 20, 2017

Enjoy jazz and big band music on the Daley Plaza, performed by the 30-teen Jazz Big Band. Thursday, July 20, 12-1pm Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washing... More ›

Workshop: Structure and Clear Limits

July 20, 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 2: Black Bull

July 21, 2017

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

Workshop: Structure and Clear Limits

July 21, 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 ›

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 ›