Meet our teens and see their achievements. Talk with a growing network of supporters who work to ensure our youth have a bright future. Attend an After School Matters event, and you will see firsthand what your support can do.
Join us for our annual holiday shopping event! Enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres while you shop for unique, teen-made gifts with special appearances by After School Matters performers. All proceeds directly support After School Matters programs and our talented teens. Due to popular demand, this second date for Shop, Jingle & Mingle has been added!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
& Monday, December 11, 2017
5:30 — 7:30 p.m.
at After School Matters Gift Shop
66 E. Randolph St.
Join us for our annual holiday shopping event! Enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres while you shop for unique, teen-made gifts with special appearances by After School Matters performers. All proceeds directly support After School Matters programs and our talented teens.
View our calendar to see a full list of our upcoming events, including program showcases and community receptions.
July 18, 2017
This teen-led drum and dance performance from the Afro-Caribbean Arts Connection program celebrates the arts and cultural education. Tuesday, July 18 12-1pm Block 37, 108… More ›
July 13, 2017
Three teen programs – the Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble, Latin and Spanish Dance Ensemble and Mariachi Ensemble – come together for a celebration of culture and… More ›
May 13, 2017
Laugh out loud at the 8th Annual Teen Improv Showcase! 13 programs will perform on The Second City’s Up Comedy Club stage on May 13,… More ›
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 6:00-8:00pm. UIC School… More ›
May 6, 2017
In collaboration with the Adler Planetarium, teens from After School Matters will work with mentors and organizations from throughout Chicago to create STEM-related solutions to… More ›
March 24, 2017
The University of Chicago Arts and Public Life Teen Arts Council, an After School Matters program, curated an exhibition that features art by teens in After School… More ›
March 13, 2017
12,000 teen opportunities are available during the Summer 2017 program session in the arts, communications, science, sports and technology. Learn more about our programs now to get… More ›
February 20, 2017
During the week of February 20, more than 350 programs will start their Spring 2017 program session with After School Matters. More than 7,000 opportunities… More ›
November 18, 2016
See the teens in the Chicago West Community Music Center’s The Business of Music perform at the Wrigley Building’s tree lighting ceremony! Friday, November 18… More ›