Applications Now Open for After School Matters®

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

After School Matters® is now accepting teen applications for its Spring 2018 program session. More than 400 programs in the arts, communications and leadership, sports and STEM will be offered at nearly 150 Chicago public high schools, as well as Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library and community organization locations throughout the city. Teens can search and apply for spring programs online at The online application is also available entirely in Spanish. A few of the exciting programs offered throughout the city this spring include:

Museum 44 – STEM
Location: National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, Pullman
Using pop culture, various media and professional mentors, teens will produce a television show in this program. Teens will learn about music production, film production, marketing, promotions and media from industry professionals while working on a film that can improve their communities.

Teatro Americano – Arts
Location: OPEN Center for the Arts, South Lawndale
In this program, teens explore different aspects of theater production and performance including acting, movement, voice, improvisation, writing, marketing, costuming, and stage management. At the conclusion of the program, teens present a full-length play in a professional theater setting.

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - EducationTeen Arts Council – Arts
Location: University of Chicago Arts Incubator, Washington Park
The Teen Arts Council collaborates with the University of Chicago Arts + Public Life initiative to develop skills in arts administration, community engagement and event planning, while providing opportunities for other teens to engage with the arts. The Council members work with university staff and local partners to develop projects and public events for various audiences.

For questions about programs and applications, call 312-742-4182 or email Para mas información en Español llámenos al 312-846-7106 o mándenos un correo electrónico al  For more information, visit

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