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Peacemakers

June 22, 2018

This marks the second year of our Peacemakers program, a six-week initiative that provides meaningful experiences for local teens to counter viol... More ›

March For Our Lives Organizers Made A Point To Include Diverse Voices

April 23, 2018

By: Meagan Fredette  Refinery29 The March For Our Lives is sobering, important, and should shame us all into action. But like any form of act... More ›

March For Our Lives: ‘Chicago goes through this every day’

April 23, 2018

BBC Chicago student Mya Middleton, 16, tells hundreds of thousands attending the March For Our Lives rally in Washington DC a story about her chill... More ›

Chicago Teen to Victims of Gun Violence: ‘I Cry With You, I Scream With You’

April 23, 2018

By: Matt Masterson WTTW "Chicago Tonight" Mya Middleton knows what it feels like to stare down the barrel of a gun. Two years ago, the Chicag... More ›

Chicago students head to D.C. for March for Our Lives

April 23, 2018

By: Rachel Hinton Chicago Sun-Times At 13-years-old, Mya Middleton, was out buying groceries for her mom, when she witnessed an armed robbery. T... More ›

Chicago Teens March for Gun Control in DC

April 20, 2018

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 ... More ›

2018 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k

March 30, 2018

TEAM After School Matters kicked off the 2018 running season on March 25 with the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. 18 runners met at Grant Park on... More ›

Meet our TEAMMATE Brittany!

March 28, 2018

Brittany Gagliano had never heard of After School Matters until her colleague put out a request that volunteers were needed for a Resume Writing &... More ›

Black History Through the Arts

February 19, 2018

On Friday, February 16, our corporate partners, the Chicago Bulls hosted our teens for a celebration of Black History. Throughout time, Black music an... More ›

Instructor Forum 2018

February 5, 2018

On Friday, February 2, we held our first annual Instructor Forum! Over 300 of our independent and community-based instructors gathered at Northeastern... More ›

Upcoming Events See all >

Summer Teen Cuisine | July 26

July 26, 2018

Daisies Enjoy seasonal pasta & vegetables from the New American menu of this Logan Square hot spot. Menu items include: Entrees Spaghett... More ›

Summer Teen Cuisine | August 2

August 2, 2018

Chef Adrian Vazquez Taste traditional Mexican Cuisine from a popular Chicago chef.   Menu items include: Adobo rubbed pork loin with a... More ›

Rock Your Drop

August 2, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rock Your Drop on the Block is a peace-centered block party presented by After School Matters, The ... More ›

Spotlight on Peace

August 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Navy Pier Take in the Chicago skyline and enjoy performances by our city's talented young artists. We e... More ›

Summer Teen Cuisine | August 9

August 9, 2018

Beatnik Experience New American dishes composed with the exotic spices and bright flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, Asia, and Latin America.... More ›

After School Matters Gala 2018

September 24, 2018

he Board of After School Matters cordially invites you to attend our Annual Gala at Wintrust Arena. For more information or to sponsor the event, ple... More ›

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2018

October 7, 2018

Secure your spot in the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon by November 23, 2017!   On October 7, 2018, make your miles matter by running ... More ›