Join an ASM Program

What’s your favorite hobby or interest? With programs in the arts, communications and leadership, sports, and STEM – we have a program to help you develop your passion and shape your future.

Join an After School Matters program! Learn more about opportunities and session dates.

My program impacted my life because it allowed me to grow and get to know my community more. It allowed me to be myself.

ASM teen

ASM provides a safe environment for teens to be introduced to the working environment while doing activities that they enjoy.

Parent of ASM teen


ASM programs are offered across almost every Chicago neighborhood in schools, parks, community centers, libraries, and community organizations.

Our three ASM buildings, The Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters, Gallery 37 for the Arts, and After School Matters at Gately Park are designed specifically for Chicago teens.


Access the Teen Manual, Teen Pay, community resources, and more.

Program Providers

Learn more about our ASM providers who develop and deliver high-quality hands-on, project-based programs to Chicago teens.

ASM Programs Pave the Way to Post-High School Success

Hear directly from ASM teens and instructors from across Chicago.
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