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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 is an exhibition of creative works by more than 50 tee... 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 ›

1,000 Chicago Youth See “Hidden Figures”

February 23, 2017

Fifth Third Bank’s Market President Eric S. Smith with a group of students before they watch "Hidden Figures." With the combined support of Fifth... More ›

Opportunities to Support Chicago’s Teens – After School Matters

February 15, 2017

By: Comcast Newsmakers Last year, After School Matters provided 23,000 opportunities to nearly 16,000 individual Chicago teenagers acrossthree pr... More ›

Chicago Bulls make a difference

January 30, 2017

The Chicago Bulls have been helping After School Matters make a difference in the lives of Chicago teens since our beginnings. In addition to supplyin... More ›

After School Matters Soars

January 27, 2017

Fall programs visit Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. USC Shoah Foundation provides After School Matters teens with new learning activities and ... More ›

The Powerful Impact of After School Matters

January 3, 2017

Being a teenager is challenging sometimes. Our teenagers have to deal with things like peer pressure and negative outside influences. That's why Micha... More ›

25 Moments That Mattered

December 22, 2016

Throughout 2016, After School Matters has celebrated 25 years and more than 200,000 teens. Click here to view 25 Moments that Mattered in our history... More ›

After School Matters® Teens attend USC Shoah Foundation Ambassadors for Humanity Gala, share testimony from IWitness activity

December 15, 2016

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10 teens from After School Matters attended the USC Shoah Foundation Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in Los Angeles, afte... More ›

Upcoming Events See all >

One of a Kind Show + Sale, Day 3

April 30, 2017

Teen artwork from the After School Matters Gift Shop will be in the One of a Kind Spring Show + Sale during the weekend of April 28-30. Paintings, gla... More ›

ChiTeens Hack

May 6, 2017

In collaboration with the Adler Planetarium, teens from After School Matters will work with mentors and organizations from throughout Chicago to creat... More ›

Teen Film Festival

May 10, 2017

After School Matters Teen Film Festival After School Matters film-making programs collaborate on the 2017 Teen Film Fest. Wednesday, May 10 6:00-8:... 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 ›