Applications are open for more than 400 remote and in-person programs being offered starting this week through After School Matters®.
Program opportunities are free and available for nearly 8,000 Chicago teens in the arts, communications and leadership, sports and STEM. The 11-week spring session begins the week of Feb. 22.
Most programs will continue to take place remotely, but a variety of safe, in-person opportunities for teens will be offered in some locations and in partnership with community-based organizations.
All spring programs are paid apprenticeships and internships, and participants will earn a stipend between $275-$750, depending on the length of time and level of expertise required for the program.
“In light of a recent NPR piece, young people are finding comfort and reducing stress through dance, painting, spoken word, and other artistic avenues in these difficult times,” After School Matters Chief Programs Officer Melissa Mister said in a statement.
“It’s more important now than ever that we continue to offer Chicago teens creative outlets to support their mental health and socialization during the ongoing pandemic.”
Teens who need access to technology will be able to acquire devices through After School Matters.
All After School Matters programs are open to Chicago high school students who are at least 14 years old (16 years old for internships).
For questions about programs and applications, call (312) 768-5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.