Teens in the Lifeguard program at Wells High School learn tips from their instructor.
Our program providers deliver After School Matters programs in the summer, fall and/or spring program sessions. These dedicated providers – professionals in their fields who serve as mentors to our teens – deliver programs independently either as After School Matters Employee Instructors or as Community-Based Organizations. They support our teens’ success from the beginning to the end of a program, and often beyond.
Select the Rolling Interest tab below to learn how you can apply to become a program provider with After School Matters. If you are a current program provider, Select the Renewal tab to learn how to apply to renew your program for another year.
After School Matters is searching for new Program Providers (Employee Instructors and Community-Based Organizations) interested in offering programs during Summer 2020 and/or after-school programs during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. These program providers will mentor and share their expertise with Chicago high school teens by delivering a wide range of program opportunities across the city in the arts, communications and leadership, STEM, and sports.
POTENTIAL PROGRAM PROVIDER TIMELINE
|November 2019||Rolling Interest Form posted: To access the form click here.|
|Informational Powerpoint — online platform. To access the presentation click here.|
|November 2019 – February 2020||Potential Program Providers selected for interviews. Interviews conducted.|
|March – April 2020||Program selections made. Program decisions and notifications sent|
|May 2020 – October 2020||Program team continue to select, and interview potential providers based upon program and community needs/availability for Fall 2020/and or Spring 2021.|
|TENTATIVE 2020-2021 PROGRAM DATES
|Early July 2020||All Summer 2020 Programs Begin|
|Mid-August 2020||Summer 2020 Programs End|
|Late September 2020||Fall 2020 Programs Begin|
|Mid-December 2020||Fall 2020 Programs End|
|Mid-February 2021||Spring 2021 Programs Begin|
|Mid-May 2021||Spring 2021 Programs End|
After School Matters will continue to respond to inquiries about the Rolling Interest process. Questions can be submitted via email to [email protected].
The Renewal Application for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 for Current Program Providers will be released on Monday, September 16 and the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 18 by 5:00 p.m. *Providers must submit 1 Renewal Application per program.*
Renewal Application vs. RFP
Similar to last year, Current Providers — defined as those who are providing a program with After School Matters during the current program year (Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020) — will submit a Renewal Application focused on deepening their ability to create quality programs and provide effective instruction. Current providers interested in proposing a new program with a different content area or focus may visit our Become a Provider web page and submit a Provider Rolling Interest Form.
How to Apply
The Renewal Application will be released in Cityspan. Please access the Renewal Application Guide with updated instructions for assistance with completing your program renewal.
Renewal decisions will be made based upon your application’s quality, completeness and alignment with After School Matters’ priorities for serving teens.
***Programs that do not submit a renewal application by the deadline will not be renewed. ALL applications are due on Friday, October 18 by 5:00 pm***
Timeline — Renewal Process Dates
|September 16, 2019||Renewal Application release in Cityspan|
|Extended Deadline: October 18, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.||Renewal Application due for all Current Providers|
|October — December 2019||Programs Staff review proposals, conduct Renewal Decision Meetings, and negotiate budgets|
|January — February 2020||Program selections are finalized|
|Late March — April 2020||Program decisions and notifications sent|
2020-2021 Program Schedule
|Early July 2020||All Summer Programs Begin|
|Mid-August 2020||Summer Programs End|
|Late September 2020||Fall Programs Begin|
|Mid-December 2020||Fall Programs End|
|Mid-February 2021||Spring Programs Begin|
|Mid-May 2021||Spring Programs End|