After School Matters Applications Now Open for Spring Program

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

After School Matters is now accepting teen applications for its Spring program session. More than 300 programs in the arts, communications, science, sports and technology will be offered beginning the week of February 22 at more than 70 Chicago public high schools, as well as Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library and community organization locations throughout the city, and downtown at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts. Teens can search and apply for Spring programs online at In total, more than 7,000 paid apprenticeship and internship opportunities will be available to Chicago high school teens this spring through After School Matters. Spring programs will meet approximately three days a week for three hours per day over the course of 12 weeks. Participating teens will be eligible to earn a stipend of between $275 and $425 (depending on the program level), and interns can earn $10.00 per hour. For questions about programs and applications, call 312-742-4182 or email

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