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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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Strides for Peace 2017

June 1, 2017

As part of After School Matters’ commitment to keeping teens safe and engaged after school and during the summer, Team After School Matters is par... 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 ›