CHICAGO — There are still open classes for the spring session of After School Matters, a series of enrichment programs for school-aged children and teens founded by Chicago's former First Lady Maggie Daley.
Classes stacked up for the session starting in early February include a ceramics and clay class, a lifeguarding apprenticeship and computer mentoring classes where students are paired with professionals.
In total, there are about 7,000 spots in the 300-plus programs offered in the spring session, but a spokeswoman said seats are filling up quickly.
The classes happen three times a week for 10 to 16 weeks at sites across the city, including at 52 Chicago Public Schools high schools and more than 100 community organizations, parks and libraries, as well as downtown at the Gallery37 Center for the Arts.
Programs are free, and Chicago residents age 14 and older enrolled in CPS schools are eligible to participate. Register online at the After School Matters website, or by phone at (312) 742-4182.