The Board of After School Matters cordially invites you to attend our Gala which will be held in person on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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.
This year’s virtual Gala honored three decades of service to over 350,000 teens.
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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Thank you for your continued support of our talented teens! #ASMTogether
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