After School Matters works with both Employee Instructors and Community-Based Organizations to provide hundreds of high-quality programs to Chicago teens each year. Our instructors mentor and share their expertise with teens across the city, while having access to the best youth development practices.
Quality programs are built on a foundation of positive youth development practices. After School Matters follows a continuous quality improvement cycle to support program success, which includes assessing programs through observation and quantitative data, data-sharing and goal-setting, and intervention through attending professional development and coaching opportunities.
Professional Development offers a variety of workshops each program session ranging from anti-oppressive and restorative practices, mental health and trauma, youth development best practices, and connection and collaboration with other program providers.
For Professional Development Support: [email protected]
Review the Workshop Menu to select workshops you’d like to attend this session.
Professional Development is required and paid to program providers through “Meeting Hours” in their budget.
Use the Important Dates Calendar to find out about:
Use the Instructor Toolkit as a helpful resource for: