We provide these programs through a network of public and private partnerships that include Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Public Library, and community organizations throughout the city. We have been recognized nationally for our innovative approach to coordinating city resources and delivering unique and diverse programs. Our hands-on, project-based programs expose teens to rewarding careers and help them develop marketable job skills.
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.
At After School Matters, we strive to demonstrate and inspire the following professional values, both in our own work and in that of the teens we serve: