Watch this video for a step-by-step guide to completing your After School Matters application.
Caring.com is a free resource that understands the demanding lifestyle of teen and student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to teens and students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college. Learn more here and how to apply.
Find dozens of scholarships from companies and organizations that are eager to help students pay for college. See the full list here.
While immigrant and undocumented students may face numerous and significant obstacles to obtaining a college degree, certain scholarships, resources, and organizations can help them reach their dreams. Below you will find a guide designed to connect you with people and organizations geared to help you succeed.
Download the guide here.
The Anhelo Project is a Chicago based non-profit organization that works to support undocumented students pursuing a post-secondary degree within the State of Illinois.
Since 2011, The Anhelo Project has awarded over $100,000 to more than 50 recipients pursuing their dream to achieve an education beyond high school. Students do not need to have DACA status, and we strongly encourage undocumented students from all racial/ethnic backgrounds to apply.
The 2019 Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship will be awarded to eligible high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate and/or vocational training students who demonstrate leadership, academic competitiveness, community involvement, and financial need.
Learn more and apply here.
A.M. Money is now accepting early applicants to a new student loan program. Features of this program include income-based repayment options and affordable rates — without the need for a cosigner. This program is founded and operated by Chicagoans who once struggled to pay for college. Through this new student loan program, they’ve designed a program for you that wish they would have had.
Applying to college is a complicated process, so The College Board has created a program that guides you through it. It doesn’t require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Starting this December, complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.
Learn more here.
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Greater Chicago Chapter scholarship season for the 2018-2019 school year is open, and we have two scholarships available for female high school students interested in STEM or transportation.
WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. All local winners will be forwarded onto the national level to compete for the national scholarship awards.
Learn more and apply here.
Interested in science and medicine? UChicago has a cancer research training program for students and teachers that will immerse you in a cancer research laboratory, individualized mentoring, skill-building workshops, faculty lecture series, research symposium, and group social events. Learn more at the Chicago EYES on Cancer info session at the Museum of Science and Industry on Saturday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Learn more and register here.
Global Citizen Year is launching a generation of leaders with the the insight, conviction and courage to move the world ahead.
Each year we recruit and train a diverse corps of our country’s brightest high school graduates and support them through a school-year long immersion in communities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America during a “bridge year” before college. Through a mix of experiential learning and world-class training, our Fellows develop self-awareness, global skills and grit — the foundations for success in higher education, and leadership in our global economy.
Since our launch in 2010, we’ve grown our operation ten-fold. Our 700+ alumni are thriving in college and careers, and have been honored as Fulbright Scholars, Davis Peace Prize winners, Gates Millennium Scholars and Teach For America corps members. We have raised $20M in seed capital from a growing roster of funders and partners, and awarded $15M in financial aid to ensure each cohort reflects our nation’s diversity. We’ve built a talented global team, advisory council and board of directors, and our work has been featured in prominent forums from the PBS NewsHour to the Aspen Ideas Festival, and by thought leaders including Katie Couric and Nicholas Kristof.
Beyond our core program is an even bolder vision. Using our model as a proof-of-concept, we’re partnering with colleges, policymakers, and our own alumni to ensure that one day a “global year” becomes a new rite of passage, and the hallmark of an American education. Ultimately, we’re building a new generation of leaders who will advance human progress on a global scale.
Learn more and apply at https://www.globalcitizenyear.org/.
We’re excited to share the new After School Matters Money Management app that will allow you to track, manage, and budget your money. To get started, follow these simple steps:
Check out the below video for more information.
We have created this manual to make sure you understand what you can expect, and our expectations of you while in an After School Matters program. Please read it carefully because there are some new and exciting changes. Specifically, pay close attention to the sections about signing the new Program Acknowledgment and Consent and Release form, the new attendance policy, and the new Teen Pay and Stipend Page where you can determine if you are eligible for your stipend. If you have any questions, please speak with your Instructor or contact the number or email listed in each section.
Download the manual here.
In order to participate in After School Matters programs, you must turn in a signed Program Acknowledgement, Consent, and Release form at the start of programs. Notify your Instructor immediately if you have any questions or problems completing any of the forms.
Padres y guardianes legales deben firmar este documento si deciden permitir que sus jóvenes menores de edad participen en una excursion con su programa de After School Matters.
This list includes more than 20 local organizations, centers and councils that provide resources specifically to LGBTQ youth.
Access this resource here.
If your check has been lost, stolen or destroyed, fill out this form to let After School Matters know! Click below to access the mobile-friendly form. Once your form has been submitted, a member from our Teen Stipends team will contact you with more information.
If your check has expired, you must mail it back to After School Matters at the below address.
After School Matters
ATTN: Teen Stipends
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
After School Matters is transitioning away from paper checks and will move towards paying teens via two options: direct deposit or Wisely Pay by ADP Card. The Wisely Pay card is a reloadable prepaid card that teens can keep no matter where they work or what program they’re in. It allows them to receive their stipend or pay immediately, giving them the ability to spend and manage their money easily. The card can be used like a regular debit card at any place that accepts Visa or Mastercard, such as grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and retail stores.
After School Matters is transitioning away from paper checks and will move towards paying teens via two options: direct deposit or Wisely Pay by ADP Card. The Wisely Pay card is a reloadable prepaid card that teens can keep no matter where they work or what program they’re in. It allows them to receive their stipend or pay immediately, giving them the ability to spend and manage their money easily. The card can be used like a regular debit card at any place that accepts Visa or Mastercard, such as grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and retail stores. Starting January 2019, we will begin enrolling all teens without direct deposit onto the Wisely Pay card (note*: teens will still have the option to enroll in direct deposit if they don’t want the card).
Learn more about the Wisely Pay card, and find answers to frequently asked questions here.
We are excited to announce that you will now have the option to receive your stipend and wages electronically. Teens can enroll in direct deposit to make your payday an easier and faster experience! This change would eliminate the distribution of paper checks to your program.
In order to enroll in direct deposit, you will need the following information:
To enroll, please click the link below:
To learn more about being payday ready, visit ASM-Saves.org
The Teen Pay and Stipends page is a new way to see if you’re on track to get paid for the current program session. You can access your personal page by logging back into the After School Matters application using your Application ID Number. Once logged in, you can navigate to the Teen Pay and Stipends Page and see if you are on track to be paid!
For inquiries related to teen stipends, please call our Teen Stipend Hotline at (312) 768-5199 or email [email protected].