September 19, 2016
Approximately 1,000 civic, corporate and community leaders attended the After School Matters® Annual Gala on Monday, September 19 at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier to celebrate… More ›
By: Evan Garcia
WTTW “Chicago Tonight”
A group of Chicago teens traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March For Our Lives rally Saturday calling for gun control legislation. The event drew hundreds of thousands to the National Mall.
Among the participants were 11 teenagers from After School Matters, a nonprofit which provides Chicago youth with various afterschool and summer programming.
Mya Middleton, 16, from Chicago’s Austin neighborhood was invited by event organizers to speak about her experience of coming face-to-face with the barrel of a gun at the age of 13.