After School Matters Council
After School Matters (ASM) Council’s mission is to bring youth voice and youth expertise to program and policies involving the youth programming of After School Matters.
This council acts as a special teen advisory board to After School Matters, the Chicago nonprofit dedicated to providing out-of-school time programming to students across the city. The ASM Council brings youth voice to the organization and helps to support it by serving as marketing researchers and general advisors on topics such as what programs teens are most interested and website accessibility.
- Created a blueprint for infusing STEM learning into Arts programming at ASM.
- Surveyed over 450 youth to present recommendations on ways to make museums more engaging for teens.
- Produced an informational video and manual on best practices for after school program providers based on surveys and interviews of Chicago youth.