Dancers in the Move Me Soul advanced apprenticeship program perform an interpretive piece.
Our programs will give you a hands-on experience with projects while working alongside skilled professionals who will help you develop job skills and expose you to rewarding careers. When you participate in an After School Matters program, you can increase your confidence, build skills and professional values like excellence, leadership, teamwork, respect, commitment and innovation. After School Matters strives to ensure that all programs are interesting, exciting and relevant to the real world.
Apprenticeships – Project-based programs led by industry experts that can provide a pathway to progress in skills development and independence. Final projects and showcases increase in complexity across the apprenticeship levels so teens have the opportunity to expand their skills. Teens must be at least 14 years old and are awarded a stipend for program completion.
Assistantships – Opportunities for teens to participate in introductory workplace experiences alongside supportive After School Matters staff. Teens must be at least 16 years old and are paid an hourly rate of $8.25/hour. These opportunities range from program assistance to schoolwide support for programming to outreach and engagement activities.
Internships – Industry-specific, entry-level professional experiences with external organizations and companies. Teens may be required to have participated in at least three previous After School Matters programs. Teens must be at least 16 years old (some positions require the teen to be at least 18 years old) and are paid an hourly rate of $10.50/hour. These opportunities include museum docent, camp counselor, corporate administration intern and more.
For teens who successfully meet certain program requirements (including attendance and participation), After School Matters provides them with a monetary stipend.
|Summer||$336 – $725|
|School Year||$275 – $425 (per session, Fall and/or Spring)|
Stipends lower participation barriers, reinforce the importance of dedicated participation and hard work in programs, and make an economic impact on teens, their families and communities. Providing stipends to our teens empowers them and reinforces the value of their time and efforts.
For inquiries related to teen stipends, please call our Teen Stipend Hotline at 312-768-5199 or email [email protected].