Reconnect with After School Matters
For two decades, After School Matters programs have inspired Chicago teens as they develop their skills and discover brighter futures. Alumni of our programs have gone on to achieve great academic and professional success. Talented artists, educators, chefs and broadcasters are a few of the many examples of young people whose lives were positively impacted by their participation in After School Matters.
Although we have grown and expanded to currently include five content areas, After School Matters was modeled after, and merged with, the Gallery37 program in 2005. Gallery37 was rebranded as Gallery and is now one of our five content areas along with Science, Sports, Tech, and Words. This was a proud chapter in our history and we consider Gallery 37 alumni valuable members of the After School Matters family.
We are always interested in hearing from After School Matters alumni. Recently, we distributed an online survey to thousands of alumni. Of those who responded, we learned that 80 percent were either currently enrolled in college or have already earned a postsecondary degree. Further, just over 88 percent indicated that participation in After School Matters influenced their current job and/or education path in some way. Many alumni explained how they made important and meaningful long-term relationships with peers and instructors as a result of their participation in After School Matters.
We invite all After School Matters and Gallery alumni to reconnect with us and share their stories. A proud, engaged, and robust alumni community tells the story of two successful decades and ensures that After School Matters can grow and thrive for years to come.
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