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No matter who wins the NBA All-Star Game, Chicago students will benefit. Here are the two charities handpicked by the captains.

February 10, 2020

NBA All-Star captain Giannis Antetokounmpo selected After School Matters as the organization his team will play for in the 2020 All-Star Game in Chica... More ›

Making a Difference – Tony Diaz talks with Alex Maragos of NBC 5

February 9, 2020

After School Matters' Senior Program Director, Tony Diaz, sits down with NBC 5's Alex Maragos on their "Making a Difference" segment to talk about Aft... More ›

After School Matters Annual Gala Celebrates Chicago’s Teens

October 3, 2019

CHICAGO – Nearly 800 civic, corporate and community leaders attended the After School Matters Annual Gala, themed “Building the Future,” on Tues... More ›

Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Opportunities with After School Matters®

October 3, 2019

Nearly 13,000 program opportunities available to Chicago teens this summer CHICAGO—After School Matters® is now accepting teen applications for it... More ›

Students use social media to make sure Latinos are counted in the 2020 Census

October 3, 2019

A group of high school students are teaming up with a local organization to raise awareness about the importance of being counted in the upcoming 2020... More ›

Meet Andrew – TEAM After School Matters Feature

October 2, 2019

Meet Andrew — a Senior Analyst at Anderson Economic Group who works in public policy and economic impact analysis. As a participant in Speech as a t... More ›

Nearly $3 million raised for After School Matters, which gives Chicago teens ‘the tools they need to survive’

October 1, 2019

The Wintrust Arena was filled with nearly 800 civic, corporate and community leaders who came out to support the After School Matters annual gala, thi... More ›

Conagra Brands Foundation in partnership with Eat Travel Rock TV visit After School Matters to see how Chicago teens are taking action and making a difference.

September 18, 2019

The Conagra Brands Foundation worked with Eat Travel Rock TV and our After School Matters teens to support culinary arts, urban agriculture, and nutri... More ›

What do we do with all those campaign signs? Young Chicago artists have an answer

June 21, 2019

The Chicago Reporter, 4-12-19 Cazares has attended their Wednesday open studios since 2015 after finding that, outside of the graffiti underground ... More ›

Into The Wild: Artist Armani Howard reflects on the inspiration for his work and fictional world

June 21, 2019

South Side Weekly, 4-2-19 Speaking on his experience at After School Matters, Howard said, “I signed up for After School Matters and saw it as a ... More ›

Upcoming Events See all >

After School Matters and Chicago Bulls present: Black History Through The Arts

February 24, 2020

Join us for a night of amazing performances from After School Matters teens and the Chicago Bulls in celebration of Black History Month. 6:00 p.m.... More ›

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

March 22, 2020

Join TEAM ASM for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, Sunday March 22, 2020.

Chicago Spring Half Marathon

May 17, 2020

Join TEAM ASM for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon, Sunday May 17, 2020.

Strides For Peace 2020

June 4, 2020

Chicago's largest annual race to end gun violence. Join TEAM ASM for Strides For Peace on Thursday June 4, 2020.

Bank of American Chicago Marathon 2020

October 11, 2020

*TEAM ASM registration is full for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, but you can still support Chicago teens in a number of ways! Learn more ... More ›