After School Matters is a non-profit organization that provides life-changing after-school and summer program opportunities to more than 18,000 Chicago high school teens each year.
Teens are at the core of everything After School Matters does. They are the reason we exist – from the more than 300,000 we have reached since our beginnings, to the many more we must reach in the future.
After School Matters provides teens with opportunities to discover their potential and find their future.
To provide Chicago public high school teens opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond.
We achieve our mission by:
-Designing and delivering high quality, hands-on, project-based apprenticeship programs in a variety of content areas, including the arts, communications and leadership, sports, and STEM.
-Engaging skilled professionals as instructors who support teens’ growth and development in an intentional and meaningful way.
-Aligning and maximizing the resources of an extensive network of public-private partnerships – including Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Public Library, and hundreds of community organizations throughout the city – to coordinate and sustain investment in youth development through school- and community-based programming.
-Focusing on continuous quality improvement, data-driven and cost-effective decisions, strengthening skills to encourage improved academic outcomes, and positive impacts for teens, schools and communities we serve.
Show Chicago youth how much they MATTER—and how much their futures MATTER — by making a contribution today. YOU are a part of this city, and it takes you to support the future of Chicago—our teens!
After School Matters
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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