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Party with Purpose: Sneaker Ball 2024

The fourth annual Sneaker Ball was a huge success! Hosted by the After School Matters Associate Board, hundreds of guests...

Poetry Month with ASM: Nurturing Creative Writing and Spoken Word

Teens learn to express their thoughts and feelings through the power of language and storytelling. ...

Celebrating Women Leaders at After School Matters

As we continue our celebration of Women's History Month, we invite you to meet some of the remarkable women leaders...

Women’s History Month Spotlight: After School Matters CEO Mary Ellen Caron

We are so proud to see our CEO Mary Ellen Caron highlighted in CS Magazine as a nonprofit leader making...

After School Matters Programs Empowering Young Women

Women’s History Month celebrates the achievements and contributions of women throughout history. From unsung heroes to prominent figures, women have...

Notes of Excellence: Music Instructor Inspires Teens for Over 20 Years 

Daniel Henry, Grammy Award winner, baritone performer, and After School Matters instructor, has inspired thousands of Chicago teens to pursue...

Erica’s Journey: From Chicago to the White House

ASM teen Erica was selected by Every Hour Counts to attend the Cultivating Possibilities: White House Youth Policy Summit 2024...

Nurturing Excellence: Instructor Forum Invests in Instructors and Chicago’s Future

This event fostered collaboration and professional growth, providing a platform for our instructors to share best practices and learn from...

Celebrating Black Voices: After School Matters Alumni Spotlights

Black History Month serves as a dedicated time to honor and celebrate Black voices' profound impact on shaping our city...

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