October 28, 2016
iHeartMedia selected After School Matters as an official charity partner for 2016 through iHeartMedia Communities. iHeartMedia’s local radio stations have been advocating for teens and rallying support… More ›
After School Matters is providing 7,000 program opportunities to Chicago teens in Fall 2015. Here’s a look at some of the exciting and unique experiences After School Matters teens are having this fall.
On November 19, the Chicago Fire Department’s Engine Co. 98 installed five murals created by After School Matters Skateboard and Mural Art (Millennium Park) program. Fox-32 Chicago covered the unveiling, calling the artwork “a perfect blend of Chicago’s future with Chicago’s past.” Watch the news clip of the mural unveiling here.
Stop by and see the murals in person on the eastern wall of Engine Co. 98 at 202 E. Chicago Ave!
On October 20, After School Matters teens who participated in a t-shirt design contest co-sponsored by the Chicago Bulls and retailer Uniqlo were honored at the Chicago Bulls game. The top 10 shirts and their teen designers displayed their work on the concourse, and the winner was announced during the game. On November 21, Uniqlo hosted a shopping spree for close to 100 participating teens at their brand-new store on Michigan Ave. Congrats to all who participated, and many thanks to the Chicago Bulls and Uniqlo for this incredible opportunity!
On November 16, The Future of Heath Care program (Bronzeville) toured Rush University‘s Armour Academic Center. The tour was led by a group of Speech-Language Pathology students through their involvement in the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. The students held a Q&A panel with the teens to discuss case studies and share their advice on studying medicine in college and graduate school. After School Matters teen Marco said, “I don’t yet know what I want to do as a career, but I joined this program to explore. This tour made me realize I definitely want to work in health care.” Many thanks to Rush University for hosting our teens!