After School Matters

  • Issue: Children’s readiness for life after high school
  • Beneficiary: After School Matters
  • Date: Jun 20, 2015

Involvement - A group of over 30 CLA members, and over 40 kids from the After School Matters program in Chicago got together for an afternoon of learning, mentoring, and practicing interviewing skills as the kids prepare for college and professional life. 

Impact - This was a hugely successful event for both groups.  For the kids, they got a chance to learn from successful members of the generation right ahead of them, and get answers to questions like "What do I have to do to get hired for a job?" "What's the most important thing you've learned in your professional life?" and "What's the best advice you'd give to someone my age?" For the CLA members, this was a great opportunity to give back and help the next generation of Chicago's leaders start their path to personal and professional success!

Quote - “I've been through several similar workshops with other organizations and today was by far the best situation we have been in. It was amazing to hear the students talk about not only their understanding of the resume writing and interview process, but also their deepened sense of self coming out of that."  - Caitlin, Program Director, After School Matters