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As an ASM teen, Luis was a part of the “Voces Ansiosas (Anxious Voices)” program, and today he works as an ASM Program Specialist. In addition to mentoring Chicago’s teens the way he was mentored, Luis sings in the band Kelroy. Luis says this of his own ASM story:

I am absolutely, without a doubt where I am as an artist, individual, worker, and grade A human now due to the After School Matters’ programming I was a part of as a youth. If it wasn’t for the after-school programs (and my mom putting me into them) I may have ended up living a very different lifestyle. There is quite the history of violence in my family so I believe that the arts really did save my life or in the least change the trajectory of where I could have ended up.”