Watch our first-ever virtual production Celebrating #ASMTogether

Now more than ever, young people need equitable opportunities like those offered at After School Matters to explore their passions and tap into their full potential. Donate now or create a fundraising page to give back to those who need it most.

We are thrilled to announce that our anonymous donor has returned to MATCH any gift given through September 23. We encourage you to consider starting a peer-to-peer fundraising page and invite your friends and family to see their investment in our teens doubled!

Donor Giving Levels

$25 can support a teen’s stipend to participate in a virtual event showcasing their talents.


$50 can supply a teen with supplies for a remote painting or drawing program.

$100 can purchase a supply kit for a teen to participate in a robotics or culinary program.

$500 could purchase a Chromebook and Wi-Fi hotspot a teen needs for remote engagement.

$1,000 can cover 3 trauma-informed instructor trainings to ensure teens have vital mental health supports. 

After School Matters is proud to showcase the incredible artistic talents of Chicago’s teens!

These one-of-a-kind creations are available for purchase at the After School Matters online Gift Shop

We are also pleased to offer the ability for you to commission or consign work by a teen or an ASM program.

Gift cards make the perfect holiday gift! Order yours today. All proceeds from sales and commissions support After School Matters and our talented teens.

About After School Matters

For over 30 years ASM has been providing state-of-the-art programming in the areas of Arts, Communications & Leadership, Sports, and STEM to teens who need it most. Our staff have been working tirelessly this summer to re-envision our original program model and roll out safe, equitable and innovative learning opportunities in a remote setting.

This summer by the numbers:

10,000 teens participated in nearly 400 programs remotely

5,000 program supply packets were delivered to teens’ homes

1,100 computers/tablets/hotspots were distributed to teens and instructors

20,000 stipend payments went to ASM Teens

100,000+ meals were provided to the ASM Community

Our work is far from done! For every teen who applies for our programming, one has to be turned away. 90% of our teens come from areas hit hardest by the pandemic, resulting in food instability, economic instability and mental health concerns. So we are doubling down on our efforts to broaden support offerings like handing out meals to teens’ families and providing connections to counselors for teens who’ve suffered trauma.

Thank you for being a part of this important work of showing our teens how much they matter! We are stronger when we are #ASMTogether!

Mellody Hobson and George Lucas

The Malkin Family

Robbie and D'Rita Robinson

Pat and Shirley Ryan

Dona and Sam Scott Foundation





Barry Callebaut USA LLC


The Comer Foundation Fund

The Richard M. Daley Family

William M. Daley and Bernadette Keller


Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation

Fifth Third Bank

Matt and Denise Gibson

Robert Judelson

Locke Lord LLP

Bill Miller

Neal & Leroy, LLC

John and Alexandra Nichols

Northern Trust


Pritzker Foundation

Michael Tadin, MAT Leasing, Inc.

The Vistria Group


Rita and John Canning

Jones Day

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Clare Muñana, Blue Fund

Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo

Pratima and Niranjan Shah, Globetrotters Group

Ulta Beauty

United Scrap Metal, Inc.


Deborah A. Bricker

Burke Warren MacKay & Serritella

Chicago Bulls

Civiltech Engineering, Inc.

d'Escoto, Inc.

Nora Daley and Sean Conroy

Eckenhoff Saunders Architects

Global Payments Inc.

Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds

Infrastructure Engineering Foundation

David and Donna Johnson

Roger and Alvina Kiley

Marmon Holdings, Inc.

Andrew J. McKenna


Peoples Gas

Reed Construction

The Rooney Family and R4 Services LLC

SB Friedman Development Advisors

Tawana Tibbs and Bruce Gordon

Trian Fund Management, L.P.

Trott Family Foundation

United Airlines

Ventas, Inc.

Victory Park Capital

Susan and Robert Wislow

Neal Zucker and Marko Iglendza