At the start of the year, 210 After School Matters teens kicked off by participating in a four-day Winter Intensive program session held January 2-5 at Roosevelt University.
The Winter Intensive provided safe and engaging opportunities for teens during their winter break. Industry professionals taught workshops and master classes for our teens in Photography, Hip Hop Dance, Visual Arts, Music Composition, Business and Marketing, and Poetry Writing and Spoken Word.
Additionally, parents and teens were invited to participate in a post-secondary financial aid workshop that provided them with valuable information and resources from financial aid experts. Parents and teens received tips on how to fill out the FAFSA, apply for scholarships and effectively manage finances using a “college budget builder” tool.
Through these master classes and workshops, teens developed their talents in a professional setting and gained career and college readiness skills, such as creating a professional portfolio, that they can use in future college and job interviews.