writer and editor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 17, 2018
Each day I helped students write poetry and help them edit their stuff. This job was a very brief one; only 8 week job during my junior year of high school. It was a lot of fun helping student write poetry.
Drill Team Member (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 14, 2018
This was very challenging and different or me. My very first job you were getting paid to dance. We competed at competitions ad held fundraisers. Helped me learn discipline and what it really feels like to be part of a team.
After School Matters (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 26, 2018
The job was overall pretty good. Working with a team to create something was much easier than working alone. The management was nice and understanding, and the other employees were friendly. The hardest part of the job was trying to work on more than one thing at once but the most enjoyable part was being able to enjoy the fruits of our labor at the end/
Friendly environment, you are able to interact with other and get to know them .
Leader (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 13, 2018
After school matter was more of a program for a job, it was a training and it was the best because you knew you were going to do just fine in your new job because of what after school matters has thought you . Excellent program.
Film Director (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 13, 2018
After School Matters taught me a lot about working with a team no matter who's in it. I gained a number of skills through this program. It is treated as a job so that students can prepare for the real world. Excellent experience.
Very local/accessible, open-minded crew
Challenging skills needed to be picked up fast, little to no breaks
Referee (Former Employee) – Chicago – March 12, 2018
It was well worked. It was also fun to learn a new activity that my body wasn't used too, that's why I enjoyed the skill like I did. The pay wasn't just up to my standards but it was something fun to spare my time
Instructor (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 20, 2018
After School Matters has allowed me to make a meaningful impact on the life of the teens I instruct. Teaching them hard and soft skills that will prepare them for their future is something you can't really put a price tag on. I have learned a lot of about myself by being a part of such an awesome organization.
open minded space, learning environment, passion project
Gardener (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 27, 2018
Gardeneers helped me learn how to take care of plants and how to grow crops. Digital media helped me learn how to work well with camera and new skills on recording. The both had field trips that were productive and helpful with the work we did.