Program Providers

After School Matters works with both Employee Instructors and Community-Based Organizations to provide hundreds of high-quality programs to Chicago teens each year. Our instructors mentor and share their expertise with teens across the city, while having access to the best youth development practices.

Professional Development

Quality programs are built on a foundation of positive youth development practices. After School Matters follows a continuous quality improvement cycle to support program success, which includes assessing programs through observation and quantitative data, data-sharing and goal-setting, and intervention through attending professional development and coaching opportunities.

Professional Development offers a variety of workshops each program session ranging from anti-oppressive and restorative practices, mental health and trauma, youth development best practices, and connection and collaboration with other program providers.

For Professional Development Support: professional.development@afterschoolmatters.org

Professional Development Workshop Menu

Review the Workshop Menu to select workshops you’d like to attend this session. 

Professional Development is required and paid to program providers through “Meeting Hours” in their budget.

Important Dates Calendar

Use the Important Dates Calendar to find out about:

  • Upcoming deadlines
  • Stipend payment dates
  • Non-program days
  • Professional Development dates
Instructor Toolkit

Use the Instructor Toolkit as a helpful resource for:

  • Program quality and planning
  • Incident protocols
  • Interviews and recruitment
  • Program enhancements
  • Teen stipend information

For Current Providers