Teens in the After School Matters Mariachi Band perform at Summer Teen Cuisine during summer 2015.
The application for Fall 2016 programs is now closed! Please come back in late-November to apply for our Spring 2017 program session. If you would like to be notified when the After School Matters program application opens, leave us your email address in this form.
You asked and we delivered. Our application is designed to make it easy for you to find the best program to help you find your future. Features include:
WATCH our Application Tutorial video for a step-by-step guide to completing your After School Matters application.
Applications for the Spring 2017 program session will open in late November.
The After School Matters teen application is entirely online! You can reach the application if you click here.
Applications for Fall 2016 are now closed. The application for Spring 2017 programs will open in late November.
After School Matters programs are offered at community organizations, parks, high schools and libraries throughout Chicago, as well as downtown at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts (66 East Randolph).
Thousands of opportunities are available at no cost. In addition, After School Matters teens will be eligible to earn a monetary stipend for their participation in programs.
Instructors will be communicating directly with teens as they finalize their program rosters throughout the Summer recruitment period – from now up until the first day of programs. ALL teens who apply to Summer programs will receive a status notification via email on May 27. This email will let you know whether or not you have been placed in each program to which you applied. Teens who are not placed in programs at that point will be encouraged to apply for additional programs.
**Current Chicago public high school students who are Chicago residents, including rising freshmen and just-graduated seniors, are eligible. Some spots are available to non-CPS high school students.
For inquiries related to the teen application please call 312-742-4182 or email [email protected].
Sign up to receive an email as soon as the next After School Matters program application is open.
Click here to submit your email using our form.