December 7-8, 2022
We are so honored that U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy visited our Gately Park facility this week to hear from our instructors and Adler University clinicians as well as directly from our teens about the state of youth mental health. The conversation continued at the City Club Chicago yesterday, where ASM teens, local leaders, and the U.S. Surgeon General discussed what is being done in Chicago and Illinois to support youth mental health and the importance of eliminating stigma.
See the full video: here.
Thursday, September 29, 2022 | Navy Pier Offshore Rooftop
What an incredible night! On behalf of the Board and staff, thank you for making After School Matters’ 2022 Gala a night to remember! With teen performances, music, amazing skyline views, and inspiring words from our Board members and CEO, we are so thankful we were able to celebrate in person with all of you. Thanks to your generosity more than $2.5 million was raised for Chicago’s teens – continuing After School Matters’ legacy of providing life-changing programs all across the city.
View photos from the event here.
Saturday, April 30, 2022 | Epiphany Center for the Arts
Thank you to all of our donors and community members for making it out to our first in-person Sneaker Ball. We danced the night away with DJ Kid Clay, saw talented teens in action, and enjoyed a fantastic evening of community in support of Chicago teens. The event raised over $100,000 for teen stipends! A special thank you to our sponsors and Associate Board for making this night we’ll never forget!
View photos from the event here.
November 26 – December 30, 2021
In commemorating 30 years of empowering local youth to explore their talents and shape their futures, After School Matters engaged local artist and educator Lisa Glenn Armstrong to create a projection for Art on theMART documenting the creative work of Chicago teens over the last three decades.
The five-minute piece included photographs of teen-created mosaics currently found in public art murals across the city, animated clips of past performances by the After School Matters Dance Ensemble, Hi-Def Dance Ensemble, and M.A.D.D. Rhythms, and music composed by teens in After School Matters’ Future Music Creators in a remote program in 2021.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Virtual Event
Django Unchained. Scandal. Little Fires Everywhere. Hear from Emmy-winning, SAG, and Golden Globe-nominated actor, director, producer, and activist Kerry Washington. Kerry sits down (virtually) with After School Matters Board Chair Mellody Hobson and ASM teens to discuss her career and life today.
Alicia Keys joins After School Matters Board Chair, Mellody Hobson, and After School Matters teens to discuss her life, career, and music, including her new album ALICIA.
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July 8, 2020
Join us for a virtual yoga class, all ages and abilities are welcome! Advanced registration is required. Get your tickets here
June 25, 2020
Chicago Themed Virtual Trivia Night – Streamed Live! Advanced registration is required. Teams can be up to 8 people, but individuals are also welcome to… More ›
September 19, 2020
Join TEAM After School Matters at the 2020 Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence. Participate in a Virtual 8k, 5k, or 2 mile walk…. More ›
September 21, 2019
YAS! fest is coming to Millennium Park on Sept. 21st. Join us at the largest celebration of young artists in the city! Free admission! For… More ›
August 6, 2019
Navy Pier, Tuesday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Take in the Chicago Skyline and enjoy performances by our city’s talented young artist…. More ›
August 8, 2019
Featuring a menu created by Swift & Sons Purchase a ticket in advance here to ensure you reserve your lunch!
August 1, 2019
Featuring a menu created by Parachute Purchase a ticket in advance here to ensure you reserve your lunch!
July 25, 2019
Featuring a menu created by Beatnik. Purchase a ticket in advance here to ensure you reserve your lunch!
July 18, 2019
Featuring a menu by Chef Yves Chambaz. Purchase a ticket in advance here to ensure you reserve your lunch!
July 16, 2019
Every Tuesday, from July 16-July 30, 12-1:00 p.m. Stop by level 3 of the Water Tower Place and experience performances from our talented teens!