Teenagers in the Austin neighborhood can apply for summer programs that offer hands-on experience in a variety of job fields and pay a stipend at the same time.
After School Matters has provided a wide variety of extracurricular programs for Chicago teens for 30 years. This summer, they are offering both remote and in-person opportunities, specifically for teens from Austin. All summer programs are paid apprenticeships and internships, and participants will earn a stipend between $336 and $850, depending on the length of time and level of expertise required for the program.
There are more than 450 programs that still have spots open for summer programs. Opportunities are open across the board, with openings in arts, communications and leadership, sports, and STEM. Many programs also will be offered in the fall and year-round. The openings are as varied as dance training, a comic book art studio, computer coding, cooking, band and orchestra programs, and business practices.
You can read more about After School Matters at the group’s website.