After school, opportunity gaps linger
September 29, 2015
After School Matters teens Donecia B. and Stephon J. at the Annual Gala on September 21, 2015.
By: Michael Romain
Austin Weekly News
Stephon was one of the lucky ones.
“Before joining, I was a little iffy about it, because it was a new experience for me and my first job also,” said Stephon, 17. “But afterward, I became comfortable with what I was doing and it built more confidence in my art.”
Stephon is among the 9,000 students who participated in After School Matters’ (ASM) 2015 summer programming out of 20,000 students who applied, according to data provided by the organization.
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