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Celebrating Our Trailblazers: Three Lutz Scholars Graduate

We are thrilled to announce that three of our all-star Lutz Scholars have graduated from college! Congratulations to Elizabeth Dairo,...

Chicago Sister Cities Partners Visit After School Matters

On June 21, we hosted a delegation of social service professionals from eight of Chicago’s sister cities – Casablanca, Durban,...

Your First Summer Job: A Milestone on the Path to Independence 

The joy of learning new skills, meeting new people, and earning money is a welcome intro to adulthood for many....

Inspiring the Next Generation in the Tech Field 

In today's rapidly changing world, we understand the power of providing our teens with access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and...

🌈Celebrating Pride Month: After School Matters’ Commitment to Safe and Supportive Spaces for Teens 

This June we are celebrating Pride Month. Since our founding in 1991, we have been dedicated to creating safe spaces...

Amy Dolnick’s Commitment to Teens’ Mental Health 

For the past seven years, Amy Dolnick has volunteered her time at our Michael and Karyn Lutz Center in Belmont...

After School Matters University: Building A Path to College and Beyond

This spring, we were thrilled to see 90 ambitious teens participate in our After School Matters University (ASMU) program. They...

Unveiling the Lutz Family Annex: A Place of Innovation and Opportunity for Teens 

We recently celebrated the official grand opening of the Lutz Family Annex in the Belmont Cragin community with a ribbon-cutting...

Changing the Narrative: Chicago Teens are Rewriting the Story of Our City 

Teens represent the future of Chicago – the next generation of artists, doctors, teachers, lawyers, coders, and leaders....

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